Complications Of Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson’s Disease
“Parkinson 's disease is the most common serious movement disorder in the world, affecting about 1% of adults older than 60 years” (Samii, Nutt, and Ransom). Parkinson’s disease is not common to younger aged people. This disease does not affect one ethnic or racial group in particularly. Parkinson’s disease can occur in any race or nationality; however, men are more likely to develop this disease rather than women. Parkinson’s can date back to “1817 when James Parkinson formally described Parkinson’s disease in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” (“Parkinson 's Disease Backgrounder”). Parkinson’s disease “belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain
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The complications the person can suffer with might or might not be life threating. This disease is not fatal but the complications that come along with this disease may cause the person to end up dying. Complications that occur with Parkinson’s disease include “Thinking difficulties, Depression and emotional changes, Swallowing problems, Sleep problems and sleep disorders, Bladder problems, and Constipation” (“Parkinson 's Disease”). Some of these complications can be treated with medication; however, there are some complications that cannot be treated with medications that doctors prescribe. The complication of thinking difficulties is similar to dementia, and is more likely to occur in the later stages of Parkinson’s disease. A patient with this disease may also have the complications of “Blood pressure changes, smell dysfunction, fatigue, pain, and sexual dysfunction” (“Parkinson 's Disease”). Some of these complications may not seem life threating, but if not treated the patient might lose his or her life because of not receiving the needed and proper care. Complications from Parkinson’s disease might surprise those who have it, but he or she needs to tell the doctor and get them treated if

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