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Parkinson’s Disease – Diagnosis and Treatment

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Symptoms tend to appear slowly over time. Depending on the causes and due to the diversity of the disorder, the progression can vary from person to person. Typical signs include balance issues, limb rigidity, bradykinesia, and tremor. The exact cause is still mostly unknown. In this article, we will take a look at diagnosis and treatment options for Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

At-Home Testing

When Parkinson’s disease affects the body’s nerves, it would cause many classic symptoms. These include mood swings, memory issues, impulsive behaviors, restless leg syndrome, sleep disturbances, reduced blood pressure, slow digestion, constipation, decreased sense of smell, softer or slurred speech, as well as reduced facial expression. You might take note of these symptoms by recording them. This cannot completely confirm the presence of the condition. However, it would be helpful to the doctor to make a precise diagnosis later. [1]