Parkinson’s Disease

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Muhammad Ali, world famous boxer developed Parkinson's later in life.
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Muhammad Ali, world famous boxer developed Parkinson's later in life. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8017/7227065058_08b836aeb1_b.jpg

Muhammad Ali, world famous boxer developed Parkinson's later in life. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8017/7227065058_08b836aeb1_b.jpg

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Deutsch: Tiefe Hirnstimulation bei Morbus Parkinson: Sondenverlauf in Projektion auf den Schädel auf einer Röntgenaufnahme. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Parkinson’s Disease is not fairly common among middle-aged people but most times in the elderly. It is the death of nerve cells in a specific region of the brain.  It means brain cells begin to die.  Your body shakes, you have poor balance, and coordination is depressed. Tremors happen in the hands, limbs, and face. The person has memory loss and dementia.  Dementia means when someone loses attention or memory.

 

People with Parkinson’s Disease have many problems and difficulties. They cannot eat on their own. It is hard for them to work by themselves. They have fewer facial expression such as smiling or frowning. They have difficulty with fine movement such as trying to lace their shoe or even buttoning their shirts. It is difficult for them to write and their hand writing becomes smaller. People with Parkinson’s Disease may have difficulty because saliva may pool in the mouth.  They suffer from tiredness and also aches and too much pain. It is difficult for them to sleep. And, it is also difficult for them to have sexual intercorse.

 

There is some assistance and solutions for people with Parkinson’s Disease.  People with Parkinson’s should not eat foods that are high in protein or dairy. They should not drive unless their healthcare provider says it is okay. Exercising regularly with a physical therapist is important.  A physical therapist is a special teacher to help improve movement and strengthen the body and to decrease pain. There are some future possibilities that may help people with this disease.  For example, dopamine medicines help them to think better. Changing your lifestyle can also help.  A physical therapist can help with making the changes. It  has shown to be effective for motor symptoms.

Other people have brain surgery.  One type is called Pallidotomy.  Another surgery is called Thalamotomy.   A third operation is called Deep Brain Stimulation.  This is when they put an electrode in the brain to help with electrical pulses needed in the brain. Finally, there is experimental therapies called Fetal Cell Transplantation and Gene Therapy.  Fetal Cell Transplantation is when they take cells from a fetus or placenta and replace bad cells.  Gene Therapy to replace enzymes missing in the body.

 

Works Cited

 

“Parkinson’s Disease.” Health Encyclopedia, Cavendish Square Digital,

www.cavendishsquaredigital.com/article/11486/parkinsons-disease. Accessed 5 Jan.

2017.

 

Willacy, Hayley. “Parkinson’s Disease.” Patient, EMIS Group, 28 Jan 2016.

http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet. 13 Jan 2017.

Parkinson’s Disease is not fairly common among middle-aged people but most times in the elderly. It is the death of nerve cells in a specific region of the brain.  It means brain cells begin to die.  Your body shakes, you have poor balance, and coordination is depressed. Tremors happen in the hands, limbs, and face. The person has memory loss and dementia.  Dementia means when someone loses attention or memory.

 

People with Parkinson’s Disease have many problems and difficulties. They cannot eat on their own. It is hard for them to work by themselves. They have fewer facial expression such as smiling or frowning. They have difficulty with fine movement such as trying to lace their shoe or even buttoning their shirts. It is difficult for them to write and their hand writing becomes smaller. People with Parkinson’s Disease may have difficulty because saliva may pool in the mouth.  They suffer from tiredness and also aches and too much pain. It is difficult for them to sleep. And, it is also difficult for them to have sexual intercorse.

 

There is some assistance and solutions for people with Parkinson’s Disease.  People with Parkinson’s should not eat foods that are high in protein or dairy. They should not drive unless their healthcare provider says it is okay. Exercising regularly with a physical therapist is important.  A physical therapist is a special teacher to help improve movement and strengthen the body and to decrease pain. There are some future possibilities that may help people with this disease.  For example, dopamine medicines help them to think better. Changing your lifestyle can also help.  A physical therapist can help with making the changes. It  has shown to be effective for motor symptoms.

Other people have brain surgery.  One type is called Pallidotomy.  Another surgery is called Thalamotomy.   A third operation is called Deep Brain Stimulation.  This is when they put an electrode in the brain to help with electrical pulses needed in the brain. Finally, there is experimental therapies called Fetal Cell Transplantation and Gene Therapy.  Fetal Cell Transplantation is when they take cells from a fetus or placenta and replace bad cells.  Gene Therapy to replace enzymes missing in the body.

 

Works Cited

 

“Parkinson’s Disease.” Health Encyclopedia, Cavendish Square Digital,

www.cavendishsquaredigital.com/article/11486/parkinsons-disease. Accessed 5 Jan.

2017.

 

Willacy, Hayley. “Parkinson’s Disease.” Patient, EMIS Group, 28 Jan 2016.

http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet. 13 Jan 2017.

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