Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects how the person moves, including how they speak and write. Symptoms develop gradually, and may start off with ever-so-slight tremors in one hand. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face, rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk, bradykinesia, or slowness of movement, and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination. As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks.
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?
PD usually begins around age 60, but it can start earlier. It is more common in men than in women. There is no cure for PD. A variety of medicines sometimes help symptoms dramatically. Surgery and deep brain stimulation (DBS) can help severe cases. With DBS, electrodes are surgically implanted in the brain. They send electrical pulses to stimulate the parts of the brain that control movement.