Parkinson 's Disease : The Most Common Serious Movement Disorder

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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 cells” ("NINDS”). This disease is not fatal, meaning that the person cannot die from the disease itself, but rather the person can die from the complications that come from Parkinson’s disease. This paper will inform the reader about the symptoms, treatments, and complications brought on by Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease has symptoms that are similar to other diseases, but there are a few that are key to just this disease. Parkinson’s disease symptoms can vary from person to person. The symptoms of this disease show up as hardly nothing to begin with, but over time the symptoms can become more severe. There are many of different types of symptoms that show with Parkinson’s disease. “Parkinsonism describes a syndrome…

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