Movement is impacted by Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative nervous system condition. The first signs may be a barely perceptible tremor in just one hand at first. Although the disorder frequently results in tremors, it also frequently slows or stiffens movement.
Your face may be expressionless in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. You might not swing your arms while you walk. Your speech could become slurred or dull. As your illness advances over time, your Parkinson’s disease symptoms get worse.
What causes Parkinson’s disease?
The basal ganglia, a region of the brain that regulates movement, experiences nerve cell impairment and/or death, which results in the most noticeable signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. These nerve cells, or neurons, normally generate the crucial brain neurotransmitter dopamine. Movement issues linked to the condition are brought on by decreased dopamine production as a result of the neurons’ degeneration or death. Scientists are still unsure of what causes neurons to degenerate.
Parkinson’s has four main symptoms:
Other symptoms may include:
Is there a cure and how is it treated?
Parkinson's disease cannot currently be cured, however there are several treatments to treat its symptoms. Depending on each individual's unique symptoms and how well various treatments work, the treatments can also differ from person to person. The main treatment for this illness is medication.