What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder. It is a kind of progressive disorder of the nervous system and hence no symptoms in most cases become obvious for many years. People live with it for years without knowing the fact they are affected by it.

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

In most of the cases of Parkinson's disease, people over 50 are found with its symptoms.

However, it may affect people aged between 21 to 40 as well. Some of the symptoms are

  • Tremor of Hands
  • Slow Movements
  • Inexpressive Face
  • Affected Voice
  • Affected Sense of Smell
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Impaired balance


Dopamine is a state when the brain of a male or a female gradually lose its ability to produce neurotransmitter due to which he/she gradually loses control over body and emotions.

As the dopamine level gets down, people face problems in doing the work or controlling their movements. The reason behind the death of these brain cells is yet to be discovered.


To diagnose this problem is yet a difficult task particularly at an early stage, as no specific set of tests can confirm the diagnosis. The symptoms appearing in this disease may be because of several other illnesses. For making a correct diagnosis of the illness, medical history and clinical examinations are considered helpful.


Parkinson's disease is a disease that has no cure. Some kinds of treatment approaches are helpful for the patients including:

  • Medication
  • Modification for a general way of life
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

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