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World Parkinson's Disease Day: Familiarise yourself with the condition

With World Parkinson's Disease Day today, it becomes essential to learn about this disease that is on the rise around the globe and has turned into a progressive and incurable illness.

Zee Media Bureau/Sumit Channa

New Delhi: All of us have already run through our health courses especially in the month of April, with the most essential World Health Day on the 7th. Yet, there is no harm in going through the subject once again. It is purely for our own benefit that we gather an idea of all the deadly diseases that are doing the rounds and can possibly target one of us in the near future.

As it is essential to maintain a know-how of all lethal diseases, Parkinson's disease is one that can't be ignored. PD, as it is also known, can make a person seriously ill to an extent that he/she might have to experience excruciating pain everyday.

With World Parkinson's Disease Day today, it becomes essential to learn about this disease that is on the rise around the globe and has turned into a progressive and incurable illness.

Parkinson's disease is a progressively degenerative disorder of the central nervous system which affects the control of body movements. The cause of this disease is unknown and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options like medication and surgery that can come to the rescue and to an extent, keep a check on it and manage its symptoms.

There are a number of symptoms like rigidity, loss of balance, tremor and sluggishness in movement that come along with this disease. It can sometimes include other symptoms such as constipation, pain, sleep disorders, mood changes, etc. There are a number of genetic and/or environmental factors which doctors believe could possibly trigger the illness.

PD has no boundaries and can attack a person irrespective of the age, religion, race and geographical borders.

So, this World Parkinson's Disease Day, it is important that all of us come together and raise and spread awareness about the condition to almost every nook and corner of the world.

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