Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to abnormalities in movement and muscle tone.
Causes of Parkinson's Disease
The disorder arises due to the destruction of a part of the brain that secretes the chemical dopamine. The condition is generally seen in old age however individuals with a strong genetic tendency can present rather early.
Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
1. Rigidity or increased muscle tone
2. Difficulty in initiating movements tremor
4. Difficulty in thinking
5. Depression can also be seen.
Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Treatment involves drugs that mimic the effect of dopamine in the brain. Other drug types can also be used to lessen symptoms. Surgery can be considered but is not usually tried until medications have failed or side effects have become too advanced..
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