This disease is called Huntington’s disease (HD). [1,2,3] While some differences between Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s are noticeable, the similarities are striking. The similarities in causes, symptoms and treatment of both PD and HD are the most apparent. At first, PD is caused by some genetic factors, and HD is, too. [4,5] Like PD, HD has equal movement symptoms that are characterized by an abnormal way of movement such as walking in *an unbalanced way.[6,7] Also, both PD and HD affect the patient’s personality and memorizing ability, which usually leads to cause depression and forgetfulness.
Essay 86: Parkinson's Disease and the 1918 Flu Pandemic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative motor disorder resulting from the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia, in particular two clusters of cells called the substantia nigra. The manifestations of PD appear when 80% or more of the dopamine producing neurons have been destroyed. Symptoms of PD include difficulty initiating movement (bradykinesia); a shuffling gait; the classic pill rolling hand tremor; a blank facial expression; muscle rigidity; and in 10-15% of cases, the onset of dementia late in the course of the disease. Nearly a century ago, in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which left as many as 50 million
Jerrold Vitek Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD was a 1984 graduate from the Medical School of University of Minnesota, which is where he obtained his Medial and Doctorate degree in Neurophysiology. Vitek completed his residency in Neurology in Maryland at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1990, Vitek took a teaching position at The John Hopkins School of Medicine, which is a school known for their medical research and teaching. He only spent two years there, but spent his time examining motor systems in animals that modeled Parkinson’s and helped develop the Neurosurgery at the school. Then in 1990, Vitek started teaching at Emory University School of Medicine, located in Atlanta, Georgia, where he developed and directed the stereotactic neurosurgery
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative movement disorder. After a series of injections the monkey’s ability to move quickly dissipated and he began experiencing tremors. Before long the monkey had lost body weight and was unable to balance on his perch, he had to be hand fed, given extra fluids and had to be kept warm. They stopped the injections allowing the marmoset to slowly recover, it took several weeks to regain movement, and however he still had a slight tremor. They then used this monkey to test the effectiveness of a potential drug for Parkinson’s.
Whether you have recently noticed that you have balance and falling problems or these seem to be chronic issues, you might be wondering why you have these issues and what you can do about them. While age does play a part in many people having balance issues, there many other more tangible reasons that people sometimes have balance problems.
Michael J. Fox is an actor and a writer that was diagnosed at the age of 29 with Parkinson’s disease. When he found out he said, “It was the last thing I expected.” He speaks about his disease regularly and started the Michael J. Fox Foundation, whose goal it is to eliminate Parkinson’s disease. “It is the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s Disease drug development in the world.” And because of this foundation, he was able to control his symptoms and side affects enough to go back to acting by finding a drug cocktail (The Biography of Michael J. Fox).
Parkinson’s affects the central nervous system eventually leads to triggering in the hand. Alzheimer 's is a disease that affects the memory and important mental functions. Dementia is when a person think a lot which interferes with their daily functions. Huntington’s an inherited condition when nerve cells starts to lose the ability over a period of time. Athletes who come in contact with sports are more like like to get it because in a game there is usually hitting each other or even getting injured dramatically.
The film “Awakenings” was a hit film in 1990 and an award winning drama movie. The movie depicts a particular disease that was the Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease and the drug that was L-Dopa medication that used to treat it very accurately and effectively. “Awakenings” was all about the victims of epidemic of encephalitis lethargica or Post encephalitis Parkinson’s disease. But a new doctor, Dr. Sayer discovered the L-Dopa medication to try to treat some patients that appear to be catatonic and offers the prospect to reviving them. Speculating that their rigidity may be analogous to a severe form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his sceptical superiors to treat patients
The example of this disorder is the people with this disorder have to rest more from doing simple activity such as walking. For example, the degree of muscle weakness may vary over hours, from day to day, or over weeks and months, tending to increase with repeated muscle use and to improve with rest. A short-term aggravation of symptoms may be triggered by a variety of factors, including infection, excessive
Awakenings, audiences get an inside view of the goings on at a hospital with catatonic patients. In this paper I will be discussing the conditions of the hospital and the relationships between the people who worked there and the residents of the hospital. Their attitude toward Dr, Sayer, and the staff's attitude toward each other. I will also be discussing the symptoms and treatment of the patient's disease of Parkinson's . Although the conditions in the hospital were sanitary and well kept, it was much more of a prison with its countless barred windows and locked doors. Also, the whole hospital seemed darker than it should have been. The staff seemed uninterested in the patients, even getting annoyed when they were called to assist them. The
For the introduction, the article tells the readers that regular participation in physical activities is considered to be rudimentary expansion of desirable levels of motor and metabolic
Ataxia Telangiectasia Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is an inherited disorder that affects the nervous system, immune system, and other systems of the body. The disorder usually progresses before the age of 5 and it makes it difficult for coordination and causes delayed development of motor skills like walking, problems with balancing, and using your hands to grab items etc. A person may even have slurred speech, sway when they walk and wobble. These problems can affect a person as they get older and the effects can become worse as the person ages.