Healthy Living

Serious Shortage of Doctors Affects Parkinson's Disease Patients

Why is There a Need for Specialized Doctors?

For the people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease or for the family members and friends of the person for that matter, it’s safe to assume that these people already have a picture or an idea of how much this disease could affect a person’s entire life. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive movement disorder, which is caused by the malfunction or death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. People suffering from the disorder will most likely experience a loss of body control and coordination, like hand tremors. It could also affect a patient mentally, causing side effects like depression. The symptoms may start off subtle but as time passes, these symptoms will gradually take a toll on different areas of daily functioning like in social, familial and work environments. With the development of medications and other treatments, people will be able to cope a lot better during the onset and progressive stages of the disorder.