Parkinson's Disease Compare And Contrast

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Over the years, there are more than million diseases that human can have. Theses diseases are categorize in many types such as genetic diseases, immunology diseases, and psychological diseases too. One of these fields is progressive main disorder field, which mainly includes the disease which start with simple symptoms then gradually they are getting worse. Among all the types Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common one. PD is a physical disorder that affects nervous system. This disease has many effects and symptoms consists the movement and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Some of these symptoms can be share by others diseases such as Huntington’s disease (HD), which is another common disease, but they have differences between them. Parkinson's…show more content…
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. [1,8] Moreover, PD and HD treatment too have some similarities. In case of a PD patient, there are two categories of treatment.[9] Likewise, HD has the same categories of treatment.[9] The first category is the treatment that targets the mechanism of the disorder.[9] The second one is the treatment that lessens the symptoms of the…show more content…
These differences appear in their causes, patient’s age, and some symptoms. Dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter, causes PD when the patient’s brain slowly stops producing it.[1] On the other hand, the main cause of HD is a deficiency in GABA, which functions as receptors for the neurotransmitters.[2] PD usually affects people with an average age of fifty to seventy years, whereas HD infects younger people between the age of thirty to fifty years.[3][4] Moreover, HD and PD differ in their symptoms. HD and PD are diseases that affect the movement of the body. Therefore, they can be diagnosed by detecting abnormal movements. If the patient diagnosed with rigidity that causes a condition of stiffness, inflexibility, and resistance to the muscle motion, it means that the patient has HD[6]. The patient is diagnosed with PD only if chorea, a symptom where the patient experience involuntary movements and rapid motion, is observed.[5] In short, PD and HD are progressive diseases that share the same general characteristics, but if studied closely many remarkable differences can be

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