Parkinson's

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Parkinson's

Parkinson'sby Jason Melara and Jacob DeJesus

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that causes a gradual loss of muscle control. The symptoms of Parkinson's tend to be mild at first and can sometimes be overlooked by medical experts at times because it is in the brain and usually a recessive trait in the "victim's" genes, but in rare ocassions it can be devoped by "the victim."

The early signs of Parkinson's may be subtle and can be confused with other conditions. They include:Slight shaking of a finger, hand, leg, or lip,Stiffness or difficulty walking,Difficulty getting out of a chair,Small, crowded handwriting,Stooped posture, and tremors.

Levodopa (L-dopa) is a drug that the brain converts into dopamine. It's been used since the 1970s and is still the most effective Parkinson's medication. Dopamine agonists, may also be used to delay the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's when L-dopa wears off.Some doctors might evn recommend surgery if L-dopa and Dopamine agonists don't work (in extreme cases of Parkinson's).

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What Is Parkinson's

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This is how your brain will look if you have/develope Parkinson's disease, because Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder, which attacks the brain's nerves to control muscle movement.

Doctors may ask you to tap your finger and thumb together or tap your foot to check for slowed movement,rest your hand to observe your tremor,relax, while he moves your neck, arms, and legs to check for rigidity,stand while being gently pulled from behind to check for balance.An estimated amount of 15% of people had a family member with Parkinson's, that's how doctors and scientist found out that genes played a role in having Parkinson's. For some people, symptoms evolve slowly over 20 years. Early treatment can provide years that are virtually symptom-free. About 5% to 10% of cases occur before age 50.

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