Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological disorders and can be identified by four main symptoms: rigidity, slowing of movement, bradykinesia (worsening of motor function) and rigor. Each Parkinson’s symptom is characterised by a loss or deterioration of movement of the limbs. It is also important to remember that all four symptoms are independent of each other and occur in different areas of the brain. Parkinson’s disease can affect people of all ages and is a common disorder of aging humans.
Rigid rigidity is the first Parkinson’s symptom that appears. This is the condition where patients find it increasingly difficult to move. This can be attributed to either a loss of tone in the muscles or a change in the chemical composition of the brain that causes the dopamine transporters to become dysfunctional. The result is that, over time, the muscle rigidity worsens and the patients find it increasingly difficult to move.
The second Parkinson’s symptom is bradykinesia (slowing of movement). This manifests as a reduction in movement in spite of increased activity on the part of the patient. There is no one specific test that shows the difference between bradykinesia and Parkinson’s disease but it is generally accepted that such a test will not demonstrate the presence of Parkinson’s disease. The majority of cases of bradykinesia are mild in nature but some can be quite severe. Parkinson’s symptoms may include:
The third Parkinson’s disease symptoms is bradykinesia and is the one associated with the neuropathy related to the disease. It can be said that bradykinesia is the stiffening of muscles that occurs without a reduction in movement. The symptoms can be detected in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and may gradually become more frequent and severe over time. The Parkinson’s symptoms that are related to bradykinesia can include: lack of coordination and difficulty walking; tremor; rigidity and leg pain; walking depression; and the tendency to shuffle, bang, and jolt. In some cases, people with Parkinson’s also have seizures.
Parkinson’s symptoms may also include the inability to balance and coordinate movement, problems with eye-hand coordination and speech. Other non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s include sweaty palms, fatigue, urinary bladder and bowel problems, and the tendency to hallucinate. A recent study showed that women with Parkinson had a significantly lower risk of ovarian cancer. There are several theories as to why this occurs but currently there is no definite explanation as to why Parkinson’s affects a certain demographic group of people more than others. There have been no studies linking the two and while some research has been conducted on the issue, none has ever been concluded conclusively.
It is also believed that certain kinds of Parkinson’s symptoms are triggered by early symptoms of other diseases. For instance, the trembling and shaking of the hands and feet is often connected to the condition called Parkinson’s disease but it may also be due to vascular or digestive disorders. Another belief is that early symptoms are seen in individuals who have kidney problems or diabetes. Researchers believe that these conditions affect the way the brain responds to external stimuli such as movement or sound.
As the name implies, rigidity is another common motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease. This symptom is seen in both the left and right sides of the body and manifests as a stiff neck or a pounding headache. It is believed that this stiffening of the muscles may be due to abnormal nerve impulses in the brain and that these signals interfere with speech and movement. Rigidity can appear in different ways and for some patients it means a limp while for others it becomes a painful rigid nodule.
Parkinson’s symptoms can be managed with medications and lifestyle changes. One treatment strategy for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s is to use prescription medication to help control tremors and slow the motor movements of the disease. The goal is to keep the tremors from occurring too frequently and to minimize damage to the brain. The medication used should be FDA approved and monitored regularly. Combinations of medication and therapy have also been used to help control motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Oren Zarif – Psychokinesis Treatment