Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinsons's Disease

What is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's Disease is a slowly progresivedisorder that occurs when nerve cells in the mid brain area die.

This is considered a disease of the nervous system because your nerve cells die in your brain and that is what causes this disease.

There are 4 main symptoms to this disease. Shaking, slowness in movement, stiffness in your limbs and impared balence. This disease is chronic which means that the symptoms gradually worsen over time.

This disease can not be cured, but very treatable.They alleviate symptoms and prevent orthopedic surgery, but too much anti- parkinson medication can lead to more difficulties than the disease presents.

This is a picture of a heathy brain

This is a picture of the brain with Parkinson's Disease

Sources cancer.govuhealth.comWisconsin Parkinson Disease Association

The brain loses about 80% of the dpamine- producing cells in the substania nigra before the cardinal features of Parkinson's disease comes.


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