In an Interview has said the 77-Year-old for the first time of his illness. To stop Shows he does not want to: "I was raised to see things positive."
Much has been speculated about the health of Frank Elstner. Now the TV presenter has spoken in an Interview for the first time publicly about the fact that he has Parkinson's disease. The time the 77-Year-old said: "In April, almost exactly three years ago, I came out of the practice of my neurologist, rose to my employees in the car and said: damn, I have Parkinson's." So far he had only spoken with his family and his best friend about the disease.
For the first Time, he had wanted five years ago due to a persistent tremor, seek medical advice, a reliable diagnosis, but only some time later. "I don't feel itchy very much. I'm trying to take the thing as light as possible, and not sink into self-pity," says Elstner in the Interview. He had been in pain, neither difficulty in swallowing nor memory gaps, only the back and neck. "These complaints have, but thousands of others with other diseases. Probably I have admitted previously in my life right Parkinson's corner."
Among other things, he wants to slow down with Sport and a lot of movement, a the progression of the disease. In spite of illness, Elstner don't want to think about quitting. He is currently working on a new Talk-Show Format, that it is not in the TV, but to see online on Youtube. "I was raised to see things positively. And I'm just going to see my illness in a positive way," says Elstner time.
Frank Elstners career began in 1964 as a presenter on Radio Luxembourg. Germany-wide known great TV shows have made him. Elstners the greatest odds of success was the invention of "Wetten, dass..?". The first edition of the ZDF game show was broadcast in 1981. Until 1987, moderated Elstner 39 shipments. In television, the 77 was see-Year-old most recently with "Elstners travel", one from the SWR produced animal documentary series.
Parkinson's disease, the disease, at the Frank Elstner is suffering from the disease, is a nervous movement disorder, especially for older people. The cause of the shaking palsy disease referred to the death of nerve cells in the brain. You then produce dopamine more, with the help of which the body normally controls movements. Numerous disturbances are the consequence of: Trembling, tense muscles as well as gait and balance disorders. Add to this a quiet and monotonous speech, as well as a rigid Facial expression. Additional symptoms may be sleep disturbances, depression, and mental impairment, to dementia.
Parkinson's disease is, after Alzheimer's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. In the Federal Republic of data are according to the health Insurance currently, around 400 000 people in the incurable ill, a number that is called the German Parkinson's society. The patients are in the diagnosis of, an average of 60 years old. Men are affected more often than women.