Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder that affects the movement of limbs and the body. The condition affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine.As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally. The disease is characterized by tremors of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. There is slowness in movement which tends to get worse with time along with rigidity or stiffness in muscles. There is also impaired balance and coordination.
HOW IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
There are no evident diagnosis done in the disease, though a neurologist would do a MRI and scan to check other functions followed with clinically controlled tests.
HOW IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE TREATED?
The condition cannot be cured but treatment is provided to reduce the impact of the symptoms and improve the overall quality of life.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who have Parkinson's disease usually have the same average life expectancy as people without the disease. But when the disease is in its advanced stages, Parkinson's symptoms can lead to life-threatening complications, including: Falls that lead to fractured bones and Pneumonia.