Parkinson’s Disease

 

What is Parkinson’s disease?

 

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and causes parts of the brain to become damaged over many years.

Most people with Parkinson’s can begin to develop symptoms when they are over 50 years old, although some people with the condition can start to experience symptoms when they are under 40.

One Hatfield Hospital provides fast access to Parkinson’s Disease treatment. Relieve and manage symptoms, and maintain quality of life today.

 

Symptoms

Parkinson’s disease signs and symptoms vary from person to person and can initially be mild or go unnoticed in some cases.

Some of the main symptoms include:

 

  • Slow, delayed movement
  • Involuntary shaking of parts on the body (tremor)
  • Inflexible and stiff muscles

 

Somebody with Parkinson’s disease can also experience a wide range of additional psychological and physical symptoms.

These include:

 

  • Balance problems
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Short or long term memory problems
  • Anxiety and depression

 

It is advised that you see your GP or seek medical advice if you are concerned that you may be experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

 

Diagnosis

 

There is no specific test that can conclusively show or diagnose Parkinson’s disease.

A medical professional will usually conclude a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease using three main identifying factors.

These factors include:

 

  • Symptoms
  • An in-depth assessment of medical history
  • A detailed physical examination

 

In the early stages, it may be difficult to say whether you definitely have the condition considering symptoms are often initially mild.

If you are suspected to have Parkinson’s disease, you will be referred to a specialist for further assessment, usually a neurologist or a geriatrician.

 

Treatment options

 

Although there is currently no proven cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are some treatment options available to help relieve and manage symptoms and maintain quality of life.

Treatment options include:

 

  • Supportive therapies, such as physiotherapy
  • Surgery in some cases
  • Medication

 

Here at One Hatfield, we offer geriatric services and and have a dedicated team of specialists on hand to rapidly assess, diagnose and manage treatment of Parkinson’s disease along with a range of other conditions.

 

You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Parkinson’s Disease treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread the cost of your treatment over a number of months. If you are using your health insurance, please contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Hatfield Hospital.

Why One Hatfield

  • Modern purpose-built hospital opened in December 2017
  • Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, X-ray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Specialist physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little or no waiting time
  • ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Calm, dignified experience

Contact us and find out more

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Geriatrics (Care of the Elderly) Pricing Guide at One Hatfield Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common Geriatrics (Care of the Elderly) treatments and procedures.

Treatment  Price 
Memory Package  £2,220
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