A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
This disease occurs between the ages of 50 to 70 and marked by progressive impairment of movement especially during initial movement, dementia or weakness of memory.
- Tremor- tremor in fingers, hands, arms, legs, jaws. It occurs during rest and increases with excitement, stress or from fatigue and decreases during sleep.
- Rigidity- stiffness of limbs which may increase during movement, it also causes muscular pain.
- Bradykinesia – slowness and difficulty in initiation of movement, micrographia, reduced facial expression
- Postural abnormalities – postural instability with frequent falls
- Constipation, urinary retention, hypersalivation with drooling, excessive perspiration.
- Insufficient formation and activity of dopamine in certain parts of the midbrain
- The main pathological characteristic of PD is cell death in the substantia nigra, a part of brain
Homoeopathic medicines are recommended for this disease
Although it is said that there is no treatment of Parkinson’s disease but homeopathic medicine can manage the Parkinson symptom and stop the progression of disease efficiently.