Parkinson's disease.


Parkinson's disease is a type of disease that effects the central nervous system in your brain. In Parkinson's disease, or PD, a chemical called Dopamine, which is needed for movement,memory,attention,sleep,mood, and learning, is no longer being made due to nerve damage or it is sometimes genetic and is passed down by genes or it is developed over time. Parkinson's disease is usually found in older people but anyone can have this disease.


The cause if this disease remains unclear. About 15% of people with Parkinson's disease have a family history of the disorder.

Symptoms of PD

Without Dopamine, symptoms cause changes in the body. Symptoms of PD are; sudden shaking, stiffness, slow movement,loss of smell,small handwriting,soft or low voice, and impaired coordination. Parkinson's disease is usually found in older people starting at the age of 40 but anyone can develop this disease over time.

Treatment of PD

There is not cure for PD but medication and therapy are used to treat its symptoms. Each treatment is different and is based on each individuals symptoms. Treatments can mean physical therapy, or medications.

Current Research

current research of Parkinson's disease show that there has been big improvements on the understanding of the disease since it was first discovered. Scientists have now found out that Fetal Cell Transplantation, which is fetal cells are transplanted into the brains of people with PD, to replace the dopamine-producing cells in the brain, helps relieve some of the symptoms of PD.