What is Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson's disease is a nervous disorder which affects the ability of a person to move, speak or write. Therefore, Parkinson's disease belongs to the group of movement disorders. During Parkinson's disease, a person might experience stiffness and is called bradykinesia. The muscles. . . .+
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neuro-degenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain called substantia nigra. Generally people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed in old age (60 or older), but sometimes early-onset of the disease may also happen. Recent advances in the medical field have improved quality of life of people with the disease.
According to the American Parkinson Disease Association, early-onset Parkinson’s disease occurs when a doctor diagnoses the symptoms in a person of age 21 to 50 years. Read about the symptoms and diagnosis of early onset of Parkinson’s.
Brain stimulation therapies are helpful in treating certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease particularly if the condition does not respond to conventional medical treatments. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is one of these stimulation therapies, that was originally developed as a treatment for Parkinson's disease to reduce tremor, stiffness, and movement-related problems.
The brain is a wonderful organ that controls all the functions of human body and interprets information from around the world. It is one of the most complex organs in our body. Read about its anatomy and function.