Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder and although the exact cause of Parkinson’s Disease is still unknown, Parkinson’s Disease mainly presents problems of movement. Parkinson’s Disease usually appears between the ages of 50 and 60. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include slow movements, stiffness of arms, legs and trunk, problems with balance and tendency to fall.
HOW IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Neurologist diagnoses Parkinson’s Disease by conducting a physical and neurological exam and often the doctor conducts CT scan and MRI to rule out other conditions.
HOW IS PARKINSON'S DISEASE TREATED?
The treatment of Parkinson’s Disease includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Also, medication will be required to help control the various physical and mental health symptoms associated with the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with a family history are more likely to develop this disorder.