Parkinson's Disease

Bryandt and Stephanie

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.

What happens to the body?

The body will start losing body functions as in blinking, internal shaking (which usually starts in the limb area of the body).

What part of the body does it generally affect?

This disease affects...

  1. tremor

  2. slowed movement

  3. rigid muscles

  4. impaired balance

  5. loss of automatic movements

  6. speech and writing changes

  7. hands

  8. brain

  9. fingers

  10. age (60 or older)

  11. heredity

What happens to cause the disease?

Nerve cells in the brain break away or dies off

How is the disorder treated?

The disorder is treated by taking some medications and by relaxing your body.

Is it more common in a certain genre?

Males are most likely to develop this disease than females.

Parkinson Disease Video

Parkinson's Disease Video - Tremor