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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson`s Disease

03/06/2006

Question:

how does parkinsons disease affect the nerveous system?

Answer:

That is really too broad of a question to answer in this format as volumes could be written regarding the effects of PD. PD is a chronic neurodegenerative process that traditionally has had the cardinal motor symptoms of stiffness, slowness of movement, tremor and imbalance. It is now known that many other problems can be seen in persons with PD beyond motor dysfunction. These include loss of smell, mood and behavior disturbances, sleep problems, bowel and bladder issues and even changes in the skin. All of these relate back to this disease of the nervous system.

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Response by:

Karen M Thomas, DO Karen M Thomas, DO
Formerly:
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University