Condition: Parkinsons Disease

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About Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative disease that primarily affects motor function. Symptoms are caused by a breakdown of the central nervous system; the system responsible for communicating commands from the brain to the muscles. The breakdown is caused by a deficiency of a substance called dopamine in the brain. Although there is no cure, medications which raise dopamine levels alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease primarily affects older individuals and has been documented since ancient times. The main causes are certain genetic mutations and exposure to toxins. Common complaints leading to the diagnosis of Parkinson's include tremors (particularly of the hand), stiff muscles and difficulty coordinating movement.

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has only happened twice, almost fell over face first4/18/2012 at 01:44 PM
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takes more effort to get out of bed or chair4/18/2012 at 01:43 PM
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same as arm tremor4/18/2012 at 01:42 PM
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disrupts daily activity,weakness, clumsiness, unable to grab or use things properly like silverware, writing, buttons4/18/2012 at 01:41 PM
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stiff, constant pain, weak, loss some range of motion4/18/2012 at 01:39 PM
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Last updated on Jul 02 2018 at 10:40
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