Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's disease is a brain disease that effects the Central Nervous System, when there is the death of neurons. Parkinson's primarily affects neurons in the midbrain area of the brain called the substantia nigra. The majority of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. The longer the person has PD the more intense it gets, leaving an infected one unable to control movement.SymptomsResting Tremor-Shaking or oscilation Bradykinesia-Slow MovingRigidity- Stiffness/InflexibilityPostural Instability:Inability to stand uprightFreezingLoss of SmellUnwanted AccelerationsMicrographia: Shrinkage in handwriting

Parkinson'sDiseaseBy Khalid Kamara


HistoryIt is called in the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda the name Kampavata. In Western medical literature it was described by the physician Galen as "shaking palsy" in AD 175. However it was not until 1817 that a detailed medical essay was published on the subject by London doctor James Parkinson, when he wrote "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy."

Age. About one percent of people over age 60 have Parkinson's disease, compared with just 0.001 percent of people 45 or younger. Gender: Parkinson’s is more common in men than in women. It is not known whether this is due to genetic factors, hormones or differences in behavior.Pesticide Exposure: Pesticides have been reported the most consistently involved in PDGenetics: Those with parents with PD have a slightlty higher chanceEnviornment: Exposition to chemicals, such as MPTPT

TreatmentCurrently there is no cure for Parkinson's Disease, due to lack of what actually causes the disease itself. Scientist believe that if they can figure out what causes these neurons to die, they can slow, stop, or even reverse the process. Currently there is only medication to stop the symptoms.PreventionScientist have found that consuming caffeine such as drinking tea, soda, may reduce risk.

60,000 Americans diagnosed yearly, 1,000,000 living with it.

Michael J. Fox, from Back to the Future.


  • doni99 7 years ago

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    Interesting.... bul yeah it is! The young peeps will be experiencing it soon! ;D Awesome work! Keep it up!