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Signs, Symptoms and Cure of Parkinson’s disease

Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
* Tremor of the hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face

* Stooped posture

* postural instability

* Impaired balance and/or coordination

* Short shuffling steps

* Rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk

* Bradykinesia-slowness of body movements

* Speaking softly and rapidly

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive disease that occurs when a group of cells in the substantia nigra of the brain malfunction and die. This results in a substantial loss of a neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Dopamine transports the signals to the part of the brain that controls movement, coordination and initiation of action.

Incidence of Parkinson’s Disease?
It is estimated 6.3 million people have the disease world-wide. Around one and a half million Americans have Parkinson’s. 1 in 10 people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50 years. 15% before the age of 40 years. Slightly more men than women have Parkinson’s disease.

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