Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system mainly affecting the motor system.
The motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease result  from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain.
Parkinson’s disease in most people is idiopathic (having   no specific cause),but, a small proportion of cases can be attributed to genetic factors.
Parkinson’s disease is more common in older people, with most cases occurring after the age of 50; when it is seen in young adults, it is called young parkinson’s disease.

-Slowness of movement and difficulty with walking
-Postural instability
-Sensory, sleep and emotional problems.

-Medications L-DOPA and dopamine.
-Diet and some forms of rehabilitation .
-Surgery and deep brain stimulation.

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