Parkinson's Disease As A Medical Condition

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Parkinson’s disease is one of the few diseases that have been around since ancient times. In the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda this disease was referred to as Kampavata. In AD 175 the physician, Galen of the western medical literature referred Parkinson’s disease as “shaking palsy”. It was not until 1817 that a detailed medical essay was published on the subject by London doctor, James Parkinson. The publication was titled “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy”. This officially established Parkinson’s disease as a medical condition. The essay was based on six cases he observed in his own practice and on walks around his neighborhood. The essay was to encourage people to study deeper into the disease. Over the years the study of Parkinson’s…show more content…
There are basic signs and symptoms, and they are as follows: tremor, shaking of the limb or hand, slowed movement, Parkinson’s disease may reduce the ability to move and slow down movement, rigid muscles, when the muscles becomes very stiff, impaired posture and balance, a person’s posture may become stooped or a person may have trouble balancing, loss of automatic movements, may have a decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, speech changes, speech may become monotone, and writing changes, writing may become smaller or it becomes hard to write. The decease rate of Parkinson’s disease varies in race. African-Americans had the highest crude death rate (66.4%), followed by whites (64.6%), Hispanics (55.4%), and Asians (50.8%). 69.9% of people with Pakinson’s developed dementia by the end of the six-year study. Since Parkinson’s disease deals with the trouble of moving, it affects the nervous system. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain. Normally, these nerve cells make an important chemical called dopamine. Dopamine sends signals to the part of your brain that controls movement.

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