Awareness program on Parkinson's Disease at Apollo Excelcare

An interactive session with patients and care givers was organized by the Department of Neurology

Guwahati-based Apollo Excelcare Hospital organized a bike rally on the occasion of World Parkinson's Day to raise awareness on the condition. The rally started from the hospital premises, towards LGBI Airport and back. Chief Cardiologist of Apollo Excelcare, Dr. Neil Bardoloi led the contingent of riders which consisted of doctors and employees of Apollo Excelcare Hospital.
After the rally, an interactive session with patients and care givers was organized by the Department of Neurology, Apollo Excelcare Hospitals. Dr. Lakshya Jyoti Basumatary (Consultant Neurologist) said that the awareness about the disease is poor among people in Assam and many people ignored the early symptoms.
He said that a large percentage of the patients approas. "The symptoms have also aggravated among those suffering from Parkinson's since they were confined to home due to the pandemic" he added.ched the hospital after they endured a long period of suffering.
During the interactive session, Dr. Basumatary pointed out that genetics, poor quality of life, stress, sleep deprivation, environmental factors are leading to increase in the incidence of Parkinson's disease among youngsters
"While medications were available to address the symptoms of the disease, their effectiveness declined over time with the progression of the disease" Dr. Basumatary commented. In such situations, advanced treatment options like Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure can help in improving the quality of life of patients, he emphasized.
The team that participated in the program
Image: The team that participated in the program
During the interactive session, Dr. Basumatary pointed out that genetics, poor quality of life, stress, sleep deprivation, environmental factors are leading to increase in the incidence of Parkinson's disease among youngster
It must be noted that Apollo Excelcare Hospital has taken a unique initiative and formed a Parkinson's Disease support group with patients, their family members, physicians and therapists to provide comprehensive care for the patients.



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