Parkinson's Disease Conclusion

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Alexis Arciga

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M‐TH 9:30‐12:50 Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is an illness that if diagnose can be persistent for the rest of your life. As the disorder progresses the symptoms become more severe. Trembling of the hands and feet occur, stiffness in the body and involuntary shaking occurs. This is due to the deterioration of the nervous system caused by lack of dopamine in the human brain. Doctors have been trying to figure an alternative to diagnose PD such as blood testing, but have not fully developed yet. What we do see is progress in research, for example we know that PD genetically inheritance and environmental factors can influence energy producing organelles essential for cell production. Scientists
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His job is to take family history and examination in consideration before diagnosing a patient with PD. Until this day there are no standard tests to diagnose Parkinson’s disease but there are procedures that a doctor has to take before establishing a conclusion. Distinguishing Parkinson’s is solely based on symptoms associated shivering, rigidity and body kinesis. Among these procedures involve is examinations of tremor during resting periods, current stiffness in the collar area or limbs, if there is no problem with walking and if the person is able to regain balance quickly. Though, there is an up to date testing concerning imaging scans many cannot afford such medical practice. The image scan performs brain scanning and is able to measure dopamine levels in area of the head. Even now, an inexpensive method is yet to be discovered and researchers are working extensively to work out an …show more content…
Drugs are use to help people dealing with PD and lessen signs of it. The Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson Research recognizes there are pros and cons that come with treatment. Some of them consist of alleviating symptoms by improving everyday functions. With doing so, side effects develop overtime and complicate normal everyday body functions. Drug substitute therapies help ease PD by mimicking dopamine, and others are converted by enzymes in the brain to produce dopamine. While some extend the effects of levedopa or carbidopa; levedopa was the first drug approved for Parkinson’s, it is uses as a supplement that helps neurons produce dopamine function. This type of treatment has to be taken daily and produce dependence on a drug that produces negative side

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