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Parkinson’s Disease


Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder of the central nervous system that impairs muscle control and coordination of the patient.
In Parkinson's, neurons that make a chemical called dopamine die or do not work properly. Dopamine normally sends signals that help coordinate one’s movements.


  • Death or improper working of brain cells producing dopamine (chemical responsible for coordinating movements)
  • Heredity
  • Old age


  • Trembling limbs, jaw and face
  • Rigidity of muscles especially of the limbs and trunk
  • Slow movements
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Low energy
  • Speaking softly or in a monotone
  • Memory problems
  • Constipation
  • Depression


There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease but the symptoms can be managed by:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgical therapy (deep brain stimulation)


There is no prevention for this disease.