Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a condition in which the nerve cells of substantia nigra die, leading to difficulty in controlling voluntary movement and production of a neuro-chemical called Dopamine is reduced or stopped. This is the reason that people with Parkinson’s disease exhibit involuntary movements or abnormal movements. There is no way to reverse the condition, but treatment involves dealing with the symptoms.
Cause of Parkinson’s disease is not fully understood yet. Genetic mutations can be a possibility and environmental triggers such as pollution and carcinogenic agents may trigger Parkinson’s disease in people who are vulnerable.
Risk factors of Parkinson’s disease:
What happens in Parkinson’s disease:
The changes that may happen in the body of a person with PD may include some or all of the following.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease:
Parkinson’s disease can exhibit a variety of symptoms and can be different for everyone. Symptoms may begin on one side and may progress to the other. Some of the symptoms include:
Complications of Parkinson’s disease:
As the disease progresses, additional problems can occur affecting day to day activities. Most of these can be dealt with by taking appropriate prescription medicines or other means.