Parkinson's Disease


Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by deterioration of neurons within the brain. It damages the collection of nerve cells that help control movement, known as basal ganglia. These nerve cells produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages coordinating body movements. The body gradually stops getting the right messages and the patient loses the ability to totally control body movements.

Common Symptoms:

  • Slowed movements
  • Tremor, shaking in an arm or leg
  • Stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • Impaired balance and coordination
     


 
 

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