Kelvin D GarcedM00339772March 14, 2011Mini ReportParkinson’s Disease is a one of the most common neurological disorders. It affectsas much as 1% of people over 60 years old. The disorder itself has some signs which Doctors need to look for, to correctly diagnose a patient affected by the disorder. Robert Hauser mentions in his article about Parkinson’s Disease: “There are 4 cardinal signs of Parkinson disease: resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability.” Patientsaffected by tremor must be examined to determine if tremor is caused by Parkinson disease or by another condition. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorders which means it gets worst everyday and although it has no 100% cure, its progression canbe slowed down and could be prevented as one study suggests. But what causes Parkinson’s Disease? Hauser mentions that: “Most cases of idiopathic Parkinson disease (IPD) are believed to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. At both ends of the spectrum are rare cases that appear to be due solely to one or the other”.
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