[2016] Alex Seddon (Anatomy & Physiology): Parkinson´s Disease

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[2016] Alex Seddon (Anatomy & Physiology): Parkinson´s Disease

-Tremor or shaking (often in hands or fingers).-Slowed movement (bradykinesia)may reduce ability to move-Rigid muscle (stiffness).-Impaired posture and balance-Loss of automatic movements -Speech changes (speaking softly, quickly, or slurring words).-Writing changes (often writing smaller).

-Your genes-Environmental triggers (exposure to certain toxins).-The presence of Lewy bodies (microscopic markers of Parkinsons disease in brain cells).

Signs and Symptoms

Causes

Prognosis

Parkinson's Disease

Works Cited

Treatment

www.mayoclinic.orgwww.parkinsons.orgwww.news-medical.net

-No standard treatment (different for every person).-Medication-Surgical Therapy-More rest-More exercise

-A degenerative disease usually progresses until it leaves it's patients completely debillitated-The condition usually worsens over an average of fifteen years.-Those with an early onset Parkinson's disease have shorter life spans than those with later onset Parkinson's disease


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