Parkinson's Disease is a medical
disorder whose primary symptom is excessive muscle contraction. It is
characterised by muscle rigidity, a slowing of physical movements, and in
many cases tremor. At its worst it can affect almost every aspect of
person's life. Parkinson's Disease News enables
you to keep up to date with all new research, news reports, new web sites
and new books concerning Parkinson's Disease. There are links below to the
symptoms, similar medical disorders (Parkinsonism), and the diagnosis, causes
and treatment of Parkinson's Disease, as well as its prevalence and history,
the famous people that have had it, and the strange facts concerning it.
Also listed are all the major Parkinson's Disease organisations, books and
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SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The primary symptoms of Parkinson's
Disease are due to excessive muscle contraction, and can include rigidity,
tremor, and slowness of movement, but can affect every system in the
Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
TREATMENTS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The treatments of Parkinson's Disease can involve L-dopa in
various forms, dopamine agonists, MAO inhibitors, Mucuna Pruriens, Nutrients, Deep Brain Stimulation, GDNF,
Stem cell therapies.
Treatments of Parkinson's Disease
DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease can involve methods
such as the SPECT scan or PET scan, symptom questionnaires such as the
UPDRS, and odour tests and transcranial sonography.
Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
BIOCHEMISTRY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Parkinson's Disease is primarily due to insufficient
formation of dopamine. Dopamine is produced naturally in the brain in the
dopaminergic neurons with the use of specific nutrients.
Biochemistry of Parkinson's Disease
CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
There are a variety of causes of
Parkinson's Disease including toxic causes, genetic causes, head trauma,
drug induced, plus a number of medical disorders that can cause the same
Causes of Parkinson's Disease
TOXIC CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
There are a number of known toxic causes of Parkinson's
Disease, including : herbicides, insecticides, manganese, MPTP, solvents,
carbon monoxide, mercury, cyanide, copper, lead.
Toxic causes of Parkinson's Disease
GENETIC CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
There are genetic causes of Parkinson's Disease, that can
be inherited or acquired. They normally make somebody more prone to
developing Parkinson's Disease rather than cause it.
Genetic causes of Parkinson's Disease
A Parkinsonism is a medical disorder, some of whose
symptoms can coincide with those of Parkinson's Disease. Consequently
somebody can be wrongly diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsonism
PREVALENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The prevalence of Parkinson's Disease : the
highest, the lowest, the prevalence and incidence in each country, age
distribution, gender differences, racial differences, occupational
Prevalence of Parkinson's Disease
HISTORY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE
The history of Parkinson's Disease from ancient times in
India and China, and the Bible, the ancient Greeks, the
Romans, Medieval, through the centuries until the modern day
History of Parkinson's Disease
FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Famous people who have had Parkinson's
Disease, including Muhammad Ali, Yasser Arafat,
Salvador Dalí, General Franco, Adolf Hitler, Pope John Paul II, Chairman
Famous people with Parkinson's Disease
STRANGE FACTS ABOUT PARKINSON'S
From the bizarre to the unusual : Parkinson's Disease
caused by eating bats, the 3 year old with Parkinson's Disease, medieval
frankincense, myrrh and frogs.
Strange facts about Parkinson's Disease
PARKINSON'S DISEASE BOOKS
Books concerning every aspect of Parkinson's Disease in
reverse date order dealing with symptoms, treatments, surgery,
history, biographies, autobiographies, novels.
Parkinson's Disease Books
PARKINSON'S DISEASE ORGANISATIONS
There are Parkinson's Disease organisations all over the world,
including the World, European and national organisations that provide
information and assistance to patients and relatives.
Parkinson's Disease Organisations
PARKINSON'S DISEASE FORUMS
Parkinson's Disease Forums are a means for people with an interest in
Parkinson's Disease, especially patients and their carers, to discuss
matters and ask questions concerning Parkinson's Disease.
Parkinson's Disease Forums
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