Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, starting with small, barely detectible tremors, and worsens over time. 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, and slurred speech.


A detailed neurological examination needs to be conducted in order to make a diagnosis. Once your agility, muscle tone, gait, and balance is assessed, you could be put on medication that imitates or stimulates the production of Dopamine. Parkinson’s disease sufferers tend to have low levels of Dopamine, which causes abnormal brain activity, leading to the symptoms.

Sleep disorders are also very prevalent in Parkinson’s disease.

 


Parkinson's Disease