Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition that impacts movement. The symptoms of the condition initiate slowly, resulting in a minute tremor in one of the two hands. Tremors are pretty common. However, the diseases may cause slowing down of the movement or stiffness.
Studies have indicated that the Parkinson’s Disease symptoms progress in patients having an 80 percent or even more of a loss of cells that produce dopamine in the brain part called substantia nigra.
The Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
- Tremor – Shaking beginning in limbs, often the hands. You might shake your hands in a back and forth condition referred to as a pill-rolling tremor.
- Bradykinesia – With time, Parkinson’s Disease might interfere with your movement that makes even simple actions difficult to perform. You may find it difficult getting out of your chair, for example.
- Rigid Muscles – Your body may experience muscle stiffness which lowers your range of motion and induce pain.
- Impaired Balance and Posture – You may experience stooping in the posture, which may result in balance problems.
- Loss in Automatic Movements – You may feel it difficult to carry out automatic reflexes such as smiling, blinking, or even swinging arms as you walk.
- Changes in Speech – You might find yourself speaking quickly, softly, or slurring as you talk. Your speech may get rather monotonous rather than having those usual intonations and inflections.
The Causes of Parkinson’s Disease
In this condition, there are certain neurons in the brain which decompose and die eventually. A lot of symptoms are because of a loss of neurons which create a chemical messenger present in the brain, such as dopamine. As these levels decline, it can result in abnormal nervous activity, which ultimately results in impaired movement as well as other symptoms.
The Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease
Most of the patients with Parkinson’s Disease get prescribed medications for relieving the disease symptoms. The medications work to treat the stimulation of the cells left in the substantia nigra for producing more dopamine. They also work by inhibiting the acetylcholine being produced. These medicines include levodopa and anticholinergic medications to restore the chemical balance in the brain.
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