Tell me about Parkinson's disease.?

Neurodegenerative. Parkinson’s results from destruction of dopamine-producing neurons in part of the brain (substantia nigra). A lack of these neurons causes decreased excitation of the motor part of the brain. This results in the classic signs of a resting tremor (“pill-rolling”), slowness of movement (shuffling steps), rigidity (resistance to being moved), and postural instability (balance issues).
Further detail. Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams.
Tremor and stiffness. Parkinsons diease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system. The caracteristics symptoms are tremor, slowness of movement, stiffness of joints and balance problems. Severity and rapidity of progression is variable and often difficult to predict. There are also neuropsychiatric and other non motor symptoms. Treatment is possible and should be directed by a neurologist.

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Can you tell me how parkinson disease affects normal homestasis of the body?

Parkinson Disease. Parkinson Disease is a disorder of the brain affecting mostly muscle control and cognition - it does not normally affect homeostatis of the body until the very late stages of the disease. Read more...

Can you tell me the causes and simple remedies for parkinson disease (including vastu remedies)?

Vastu remedies. There is no known cause for parkinson's disease. There are several excellent western medical options for parkinson's disease. A neurologist can help with a treatment plan. Light a candle in the southeast portion of the house on a daily basis for good health. Please see a vastu guru for further vastu remedies in regard to parkinson's disease. Read more...

How could parkinson disease be prevented?

Parkinson. Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote. Read more...

Are there any treatment that works for parkinson disease?

Surgical? Essentially there are medications and surgery. Surgical treatment would likely consist of deep brain stimulation or dbs but, you should confirm this with a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Read more...