Parkinson's Disease Proj. 6 - Help Treat Parkinsons Disease By Jacqueline Rivera Lindsey Arocho Tracey Lynch Jacqueline R Parkinsons disease is a

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Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease By: Jacqueline Rivera, Lindsey Arocho, Tracey Lynch
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Parkinson’s disease: is a disorder that affects nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling muscle movement - a disorder that affects a person’s daily motor skills Jacqueline R.
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Background - known to be the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer's - symptoms of this disease include tremor, instability, and difficulty swallowing and speaking - results in a loss of dopamine (a neurotransmitter that is responsible for movement, motivation and reward) in the brain - This disease is progressive (symptoms worsen over time) - May be caused by genetics or environmental factors Jacqueline R.
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- As many as one million Americans have Parkinson's disease, a chronic, degenerative disorder for which there is no cure. - The second most common movement disorder, Parkinson's results from the malfunction or loss of brain cells crucial for movement and coordination. - It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. - There are four primary symptoms, the first of which is the resting tremor, where limbs tend to exhibit a slight to moderate amount of uncontrollable movement when at rest. Tracey L.
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Signs and Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Tremor. A tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers. You may notice a back-and-forth rubbing of your thumb and forefinger, known as a pill-rolling tremor. One characteristic of Parkinson's disease is a tremor of your hand when it is relaxed (at rest). Slowed movement (bradykinesia). Over time, Parkinson's disease may reduce your ability to move and slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk, or you may find it difficult to get out of a chair. Also, you may drag your feet as you try to walk, making it difficult to move. Rigid muscles. Muscle stiffness may occur in any part of your body. The stiff muscles can limit your range of motion and cause you pain. Impaired posture and balance. Your posture may become stooped, or you may have balance problems as a result of Parkinson's disease.
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