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  • Writer's pictureVesela Georgieva

Parkinson's Disease: Understanding and Management

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects both motor and non-motor functions of the body. It progressively impacts the nervous system, leading to a range of physical and psychological symptoms. Initial Symptoms and Disease Progression The symptoms of Parkinson's typically begin gradually, with early signs potentially including a slight tremor in the hand or a change in physical coordination. These include: - Tremors: The most common symptom is a rhythmic shaking of the limbs, especially when the hand is at rest.

- Bradykinesia: A slowdown in movement, making it difficult to perform daily tasks.

- Muscle rigidity: Muscles can become stiff, leading to pain and limited movement.

- Balance and gait issues: Instability and a tendency to fall.

- Loss of automatic movements: Difficulties with blinking, smiling, and swinging the arms while walking.

Over time, symptoms intensify and worsen the quality of life. Causes and Risk Factors

Although the exact cause of Parkinson's remains unknown, a combination of genetic and environmental factors may contribute to the development of the disease. Some known risk factors include:

- Genetics: Specific genetic mutations may increase risk.

- Age: The risk increases with age, especially after 60 years.- Gender: Men are more prone to developing the disease than women.- Exposure to toxins: Prolonged exposure to certain chemicals may increase risk.

Treatment and Disease ManagementAlthough Parkinson's is an incurable disease, there are medications and therapies that can significantly improve symptoms. Treatment may include:- Medications: To increase dopamine levels in the brain, which helps control motor symptoms.

 - Physical therapy: Helps improve mobility and balance. 

- Surgical intervention: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to manage certain symptoms. What You Can Do? If you notice symptoms or changes that may be related to Parkinson's, visit a healthcare professional immediately. Early diagnosis can lead to more effective symptom management and maintain a better quality of life.


What You Can Do? If you notice symptoms or changes that may be related to Parkinson's, visit a healthcare professional immediately. Early diagnosis can lead to more effective symptom management and maintain a better quality of life. If you need additional information or have specific questions, want to make an inquiry regarding a medical intervention, do not hesitate to contact us through our contact details, which you can find on our website. Our representatives will be delighted to help you and answer all your questions.

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