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Parkinson Disease

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teagan young

on 8 January 2016

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Transcript of Parkinson Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a condition that effects 1 million people. About 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. Most people get diagnosed with this disease when they are 60 or older. However, some people get diagnosed when they are younger than 60.
What Causes This Disease?
The cause of Parkinson's Disease is unknown. Some people that get this disease are born with this disease. But, most of the people that get this disease by genetic component.
What is the Parkinson's Disease?
The disease includes slowness of movement, ridigity,and tremor. Some people that get this disease may also experience a decrease of facial expression, low voice volume, small handwriting, and difficulty with fine motor movements. There are a few more symptoms that are non-motor but still apply to the Parkinson's Disease are depression and other emotional changes; difficulty in swallowing, chewing, and speaking; urinary problems or constipation; skin problems; and sleep disruptions. Now understand these symptoms are different for every person.
How Many People Get This Disease?
The Type of Care
This disease has to have speical care. They have to have a bunch of people to take care of them. They need disorder specialist, primary care provider, nurse, nutritionist, psychologist, neuropsychologist, social worker, and rehabilitation specialists including a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and a speech and language pathologist.
Treatments
People with Parkinson's disease have low brain dopamine concentrations. However, dopamine can't be given directly as it can't enter your brain, so people with the Parkinson's Disease need medication.
Medication and Surgical Procedures
The Main Info
The Treatment
Parkinson's Disease
Levodopa, the most effective Parkinson's disease medication, is a natural chemical that passes into your brain and is converted to dopamine.
In deep brain stimulation (DBS), this surgery sends electrodes to the brain to reduce the effects of Parkinson's Disease
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