What is Parkinson's Disease?
The production of dopamine is carried out by cells in the brain. These cells are also responsible for the control and coordination of movements and the communication of brain cells with each other. The deterioration of dopamine-producing cells and the decrease in the amount of dopamine cause Parkinson's disease.
The disease develops gradually and usually begins with the loss of facial expressions. Over time, arm tremors and leg tremors occur.
Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and Causes
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease vary from person to person and to the level of the disease, but common symptoms include:
- Hand, arm and leg tremors
- Loss of flexibility in arm, leg and trunk muscles
- Mimic loss
- Reflex loss
- Imbalance and coordination disorder
- Feeling of extreme tiredness
- Chronic pain
- Dementia and confusion
- Bowel problems
- Urinary problem
Although the exact cause of Parkinson's disease is not known, those causes are known to play a role in the development of the disease.
Genetics: It is not a genetically transmitted disease, but having a family history increases the risk of Parkinson's.
External factors: Some toxins and environmental factors can increase the likelihood of developing Parkinson's disease.
Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
There is no definitive treatment, but physical therapy and drug therapy can be applied to reduce symptoms and syndromes and improve quality of life. Medications are given to manage tremor and increase dopamine. Physical therapy is applied to improve brain skills and relax muscles.
A brain battery can be inserted in patients with too much tremor.