Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that causes shaking, stiffness and trouble with walking, balancing and coordination.
The disease manifests when nerve cells in the brain produce insufficient quantity of dopamine, a neurotransmitter which functions in movement and excitement.
Parkinson’s affects the entire body including the brain and the symptoms begin gradually, worsening over time.
In some cases, Parkinson’s is genetic. Health experts have also said that exposure to chemicals in the environment may also play an important role.
According to the U.S. National Parkinson Foundation, here are early signs to look out for.
Loss of smell
Trouble with sleeping
Difficulty in walking or even moving
Soft or low voice
Sad or depressed face even when you are in good mood
Fainting or feeling dizzy
Stooping or slouching over
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