Parkinson 's Disease Is A Chronic And Progressive Disorder Of The Nervous System

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Parkinson 's disease is a chronic and progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects one 's movement. Symptoms continue and may worsen over time. This disease has no standard treatment, though there are medications given and surgeries performed to treat its symptoms.
Parkinson 's affects neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra, one of the movement control centers in the brain. Some of the neurons that die while this disease is progressing, produces dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that sends off messages to the part of the brain that controls one 's movement and coordination. As Parkinson 's progresses, the amount of dopamine that is to be produced in the brain, decreases, which leaves a person unable to control movements.
Symptoms of PD Symptoms of PD (Parkinson 's diseases) may vary from person to person. Symptoms may be lenient and, or, may be hard to notice. Many times these symptoms start on one side of the body and generally stays worse on that side, even after it starts affecting both sides of the body. The diagnosis of PD depends on whether you have one or more of the primary motor symptoms. There are also secondary and nonmotor symptoms that are recognized and can be treated. Primary motor symptoms. When diagnosing PD, they do not run tests. Parkinson 's is a disease that requires medical history and a physical examination. Medical histories and physical examinations are used to find the primary symptoms of the disease such as…

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