The Knowledge gateway to Understand Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It is estimated that 10 million people have Parkinson’s disease worldwide, affecting all races and cultures. In India there are an estimated 1 Million people who suffer from Parkinson’s.
Although it typically develops after the age of 65, about 15% of people with the condition develop “young-onset” Parkinson’s disease before reaching age 50. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, although there are several treatments that can halt, slow down or enable one to live a healthy active lifestyle.
Parkinson’s disease is caused by the degeneration of a small part of the brain called the substantia nigra. As brain cells in the substantia nigra die, the brain becomes deprived of the chemical dopamine. Dopamine is the messaging chemical that gives instructions to various body parts.
One will be able to find all necessary information related to the disease, causes, symptoms and treatment options