By: Skylar Hicks
What Is It?
tremor of the arms,hands, and legs
bradykinesia, or slowness of movement
stiffness of the limbs or trunk
impaired balance or coordination
Diagnosis- The doctor performs an examination, even though there is no diagnostic tests for this disease. The test is based on clinical information provided by the person with the disease and the results of the exam.
Common?- Parkinson's disease occurs in 13 per 100,000 people and 60,000 new cases are identified each year.
How does a person get it?
What's Going Wrong?
Can We Treat It?
Carbidopa-levodopa , is a chemical that passes through your brain and is turned into dopamine. Levodopa is mixed with carbidopa, which shields levodopa from early conversion dopamine, which lessens the side effect of nausea. It approves and allows mobility.
Dopamine agionists mock the effects of dopamine without it having to be converted. The agionist supplement function that has been lost as dopamine producing neurons die.
MOA-inhibitors inhibit an enzyme that breaks down Levodopa. It offers neuroprotection.
Catechol-o-methyltrasnferase inhibitors- help blocks the enzyme that breaks down dopamine.
Anticholinergics- This medication was used to control tremor and shaking, caused by Parkinson's disease.
Amantadine- physicians may give you this medication to provide relief to the short-term causes of Parkinson's .