Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that primarily affects movement. It is named after Dr. James Parkinson, the physician who first described the condition in 1817. Parkinson’s disease develops as a result of the degeneration and loss of dopamine-producing cells in a region of the brain called the substantia nigra.

The exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is still unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but various treatment approaches aim to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Medications, such as levodopa and dopamine agonists, can help replenish dopamine levels or mimic its effects. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can assist with mobility, daily activities, and communication. In some cases, deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery may be recommended to alleviate symptoms.

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