Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that over a million people in the United States have been diagnosed with. This disease is a result of degeneration of nerve cells in a region of the brain that controls movement. Parkinson's disease degenerates dopamine which is a neurotransmitter causing impaired movement. fifty thousand people each year are diagnosed each year and the numbers are expected to rise.

The symptoms of Parkinson's disease are numerous. The first which is usily the "tip off" is shaking of a limb especially if the body is at rest. Other systems are sleep disturbances, slow movement, not being able to move, personality changes, rigid limbs, speech impairments, sexual difficulties, dementia, and depression. People with this disease usily walk with a shuffling gait, and a stooped posture. The severity of Parkinson's tends to worsen over time.

There is no definite answer what causes Parkinson's but there are many theories.

Many believe that it is a genetically inherited disease that is passed on from generation to generation.

There are also connections with the illegal drug MPTP, and many of the people who get Parkinson's are people that got a server cause of influenza during an epidemic in the early 1900s.

This disease might also because by chemicals or other types of pollution that were unaware of or that were unaware that were in feting are selves. Parkinson's disease has no confirmed date of when it was first found but researchers have documents of what they think is Parkinson's disease as far back as 3,000 BC.

There is no cure for Parkinson's disease. Doctors usily proscribe levodopa which increases dopamine levels in the brain. In server cases some patients get brain surgery and implants have been done or used. A surgery which takes dopamine-producing tissue is transplanted...