The world is full of diseases that you may or may not have heard of. Today we have picked a topic called the Parkinson’s disease. We will tell you everything you need to know about it, to stay healthy and happy. Find more remedies on eHow Remedies.
What is Parkinson’s disease?
This a a disease that gradually develops and causes disorder in the nervous system of a person. It affects the movement of the patient suffering from it. Parkinson’s disease is rarely noticed at the early stages as it starts with a slight tremor in one part of the body. The disease continues to cause slowing or stiffness of body movement.
People often face problems like stiffness of arms while walking, lack of expressions on the face, slurred speech and starts to worsen with time.
What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease differ from one person to another. The signs of Parkinson’s disease in the early stages are mild and are often unnoticed. It affects one part of the body and keeps on worsening over time.
Watch out for these signs.
The signs may include.
One can see shaking starting to begin in the fingers, hand or limbs. Another one is known as pill-rolling tremor, where one notices the rubbing of forefinger and thumb in back and forth motion.
This means that the movement of a person starts to slow down. Parkinson’s disease affects the movement of a person. One may find doing the simplest task extremely time taking. People suffering from Parkinson’s disease find it hard to get up from the bed and walk.
The muscles become rigid. It can occur in any part of the body. This causes the patient extreme pain and difficulty in movement.
The balance and posture is affected.
A person faces problems related to the posture. He or she becomes more stooped and always ends up slouching. One also faces balance related issues.
Involuntary movements stop.
The ability to blink, smile or the movement of the arms while walking are affected.
A person also finds it difficult to write. The handwriting appears smaller. The speech of a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease starts to change too. It becomes slow, slurred and soft.
Are you in need of a doctor?
Even if you see any of the above signs, it is time to book an appointment with your doctor. Never avoid the early signs.
What triggers Parkinson’s disease?
When nerve cells or neurons present in the brain start to die or even break down the onset of Parkinson’s disease is seen. The symptoms we discussed start to occur when there is a lack of dopamine (a chemical) that is produced by the dying neurons. Drop in the level of Dopamine leads to abnormal activities in the brain.
Although, no one can pinpoint one cause of Parkinson’s disease. There are a few factors that play an important role causing it.
It is a rare scenario but it is recently found that a person who has a background medical history of Parkinson’s disease can suffer from it too.
Over the years researchers have found that harmful toxins in the environment can increase the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
It is never seen in young people. Parkinson’s disease affects the middle-aged group or the elder generation.
Sex of a person.
Statistically, men suffer from Parkinson’s disease more than women do.
What other problems can be faced due to Parkinson’s disease?
- Problems related to thinking. This starts to occur mostly in the advanced stages of the disease.
- Many people go through emotional changes like depression.
- Often people find it difficult to swallow the food.
- One finds it difficult to keep the bladder under control.
- The problem of constipation becomes very acute. The digestive track stops to function.
Cure of Parkinson’s disease.
The sad part about this disease is it comes with almost no cure. Caffeine related products are suggested to patients as it helps to control certain symptoms. It is also found that green tea can provide the much-needed aid.