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World Parkinson's Disease Day

New research, new hopes

MedExpress Team

Irena Piekarska

Published April 10, 2024 17:43

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Currently, there is no effective therapy that offers a chance to cure Parkinson's disease. Despite an in-depth understanding of its pathomechanisms, its exact cause is unknown. Existing treatments make patients more comfortable, but do not prevent systematic neurodegradation of the brain.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive brain disorder affecting the central nervous system, more specifically the black matter, which is responsible for motor coordination. It manifests itself, among other things, in slowed movement, trembling of the limbs or muscle stiffness. A characteristic symptom is a problem with writing manifested by a reduction of letters when the patient writes down text. Typical mental symptoms observed in the course of Parkinson's disease include depression, memory disorders and even hallucinations and delusions. As the disease progresses, the ailments worsen, limiting motor skills more and more severely, which consequently leads to many limitations in daily life activities, making work and, over time, the simplest...

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