• 16 MAY 18
    10 warning signs to diagnose PARKINSON’s disease

    10 warning signs to diagnose PARKINSON’s disease

    Parkinson’s is a very difficult disease to detect. According to the Spanish Parkinson’s Federation, the disease affects between 160,000 and 300,000 people in our country.

    This is a neurodegenerative disorder of the movement that affects the central nervous system. This disease is characterized by the lack of a substance in the brain called dopamine, responsible for helping to coordinate body movements and regulating the person’s mood. It is a disease that can be controlled by a specialized treatment that helps improve the symptoms.

    Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, which progresses little by little, but with the help of your specialist you will be able to improve your quality of life and lead a normal life.

    There are some symptoms or signs that characterize this disease, so if you experience some of them and have questions about the disease, do not hesitate to contact your specialist.

    The 10 most notable symptoms of this disease are:

    1. Tremors: In the hands, fingers and multiple parts of the body even at rest.
    2. Loss of smell: If you notice that you have trouble smelling foods such as bananas, cinnamon, or others with intense odor, check with your doctor.
    3. Radical changes in your writing: a radical change in the form of writing, very small letter usually, could be an early symptom of the disease.
    4. Problems with the sleep rhythm: continuous problems such as abrupt movements and falls off the bed during a deep sleep, may be an early symptom of the pathology.
    5. Constipation
    6. Difficulty with movements: If you notice you cannot lift your feet off the floor or your limbs are too stiff, a full check should be done to contrast what is due.
    7. Lack of facial expression: lack of blinking, expressions of emotion with facial movements and other factions may be early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
    8. Low Voice
    9. Dizziness or continuous fainting
    10. Back stooping

    It is a disease that affects the elderly, but also the young. It is usually detected in people over 55-60 years old.

    It affects the quality of life of the person and the close environment, be it family or caregiver.

    It is a disease that evolves according to each patient so that each treatment has to adapt to the symptoms and needs of each person at all times.

    To this day there is no curative treatment, it only delays the onset of symptom intensity for a while. In case the person does not react to the treatment, it is possible to evaluate the surgical treatment and to accompany it with other therapeutic possibilities.

    If you notice some of the symptoms described above and are older than 55 years old, do not hesitate to visit our Neurology Unit at Vithas Xanit International Hospital in Benalmádena.

Dr. Frank Buster
General Doctor

I express my deepest gratitude and eternal debt to the Vithas Xanit International Hospital professionals for the care I received during my stay in hospital. They were most professional, and demonstrated complete dedication. I would like to particularly thank the welfare staff for their wonderful treatment. Thank you for your constant patience and care. It certainly helps to make the situation easier, more bearable, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. 


Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.