Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that over time affects movementadmin / March 15, 2019
Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that over time affects movement. The symptoms start off barely noticeable, beginning with a tremor in the hand. These tremors are common, but Parkinson’s disease often causes stiffness and reduced movement on one side of the body. Speech becomes slurred and can become as low a whisper. Other symptoms are changes in hand writing along with struggling to maintain posture and balance. Over time the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease begin to worsen. A Neurologist diagnoses Parkinson’s disease based on medical history, a review of signs and symptoms, and a neurological and physical examination. Lab test and diagnostic imaging like MRI’s CT scan, ultrasounds, and PET scan can be involved in ruling out other disorders. There is currently no cure, but with medication movement and talking can improve significantly. Surgery may be suggested to regulate areas of the brain.