Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder caused by a degenerative nervous system problem. Small tremors in the limbs are common early symptoms, as are other minor problems (hands). Although there is currently no treatment for Parkinson's Disease (PD), some medicines may help control symptoms. Some physicians may suggest surgery to treat specific problems, which entails controlling specific brain regions.
How can you know if you have Parkinson's Disease (PD)?
Parkinson's disease (PD) may cause a wide range of symptoms that vary in intensity and kind depending on the individual. Early indications of the illness may go undetected, but as the illness develops, the following symptoms may be expected:
- Slowed overall movement
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty writing
- Loss of automatic motions (characterised by the inability to blink, smile, or execute typical body language activities) (making everyday tasks more time consuming)
- Tremors or trembling
- Muscle tightness
The loss (or degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain causes Parkinson's Disease. As a consequence of the loss of nerve cells in the brain, less dopamine is produced, which serves as a messenger between the regions of the brain that govern voluntary and involuntary movement. As a result, without that crucial link, your brain begins to lose its capacity to properly regulate movement. The reason of the degeneration of nerve cells linked with Parkinson's Disease is still unclear (PD). It is now thought that both environmental and genetic variables may play a role in the death of nerve cells.