Parkinson's disease

By: Ronquaya Andrews, Shakira Vargas, Karla Michel P.2

Effects on the brain:

Leads to shaking (tremors). Difficulties walking, movement and coordination. Destroys the nerve cells in the brain that makes dopamine.

Symptoms:

  • Slow blinking
  • Constipation
  • Difficulties swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Stiff muscles
  • Slow, quieter speech
  • Problems with balance
  • Movement problems
  • Stooped position
  • Low blood pressure when getting up
  • Muscle aches/pains

Prognosis:

Untreated disorder will get worse until totally disordered. May lead to a deterioration of all the brain functions, & early death. Responds to medication to relieve symptoms but the side effects are severe.

Where in the brain does it occur?

Nerve cells, or neurons in the brain that makes dopamine.