Parkinson’s Disease Overview
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It grows gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. However, while tremor may be the most well known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may display little or no expression, or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may turn into soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen when your condition progresses over time.
Read more about the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Most people with Parkinson’s disease have idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (having no specific known cause). A small proportion of cases, however, can be attributed to known genetic factors. Other factors have been connected with the risk of developing PD, but no causal relationships have been proven.
Read more about causes of Parkinson’s disease.
To begin with diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, the doctor will ask the patient and the family members or friends about symptoms and observes the patient, asking him or her to walk around the room, sit down, stand up, turn around, and so on. After that is performing some important test to evaluation of the nervous system and other related parts. Depending on the clinical diagnosis results to decide a right treatment for every progress of Parkinson’s. Read more about the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications may significantly improve your symptoms. In unexpected cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and boost your symptoms. See more information about treatment of Parkinson’s disease.