Parkinson's Disease

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a disease that affects the movement of your body. The disease gets worse over a period of time, yet there is still no cure for it. Tremors (shaking), slowed movement, rigid muscles, loss of control to move, speech changes, and writing changes are all signs that you might have Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's Disease varies from person to person.

What causes Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is cause when vital nerve cells in the part of the brain called substantia nigra. The nerve cells release a chemical called dopamine. When there is not enough of the dopamine being released it causes the person to lose ability to move.

Are there any treatments to this disease?

Yes and no, because there is no cure for it but there are ways to treat the symptoms. The treatment is based on what symptoms the person has. Medication and therapy and sometimes surgical therapy.

The Subgroups

The most commonly age for Parkinson's Disease is under 50 years old. Men are more likely to get this disease because of the death rates of the disease, more men have died with the disease than women with it. It could happen to anybody.

Is there a way to prevent getting the disease?

No, there is no proven prevention because nobody knows a lot about it, but caffeine in coffee, tea, and cola can reduce the risk of getting the disease.
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How Parkinson's Disease Affects the Body -- The Doctors

What are my thoughts?

My thoughts of Parkinson's Disease is that it's a horrible thing to have. Doctor's do need to some how find a cure for it because there are a lot of people that have and suffers horrible things. Just because there's not a lot of things that can be done for it, it can still be a priority to them, people are going through a lot of pain because they have it.