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Parkinsons Disease The disease that I will be discussing in this paper is Parkinsons Disease It is a disease where the brain has a progressive disorder concerning body movements such as walking talking writing and swallowing Causes The causes of Parkinsons Disease arent really known but scientists think it results from the deficiency of the dopamine a chemical that sends messages across the nervous system That deficiency affects brain cells from performing their normal functions within the central nervous system Most signs and symptoms are muscle rigidity akinesia and uncontrollable tremors which usually begin in the fingers Other symptoms are when the voice becomes weak and high pitched an awkward walk and a loss of facial expression Management Some general measures to cope with it are to find ways to remain active and useful because the disease may cause social withdrawal Also a person might want to try to comply with a treatment program such as diet exercise counseling to help relieve depression and medications Another thing to do is accidentproof their home to prevent falls and injuries Finally they should wear a bracelet or neck tag to indicate your medical problem Prevention Unfortunately there is no real way to prevent Parkinsons Disease Dangers Most dangers are that the muscle rigidity akinesia and involuntary tremors will progress for an average of 10 years at which that time pneumonia or some other infection may occur and then eventually death Other complications that will occur are dementia severe constipation urine retention caused by medication and falls and fractures caused by the inability to walk straight
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