Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. This neurological disorder targets our brain cells that control movement. Dopamine is a chemical in our brain that is responsible for controlling our movements and emotional responses. Parkinson's disease affects neurons in the brain that produce dopamine. As a result, the brain starts producing less dopamine. When significant dopamine production stops, Parkinson's disease symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, imbalance, and so on are developed.
Apart from these facts, paraquat, an herbicide commonly used in the United States is known to cause Parkinson's disease. Studies show that exposure to paraquat causes serious and permanent damage to the mitochondria of cells, leading to the development of Parkinson's disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and have any contact history with paraquat in the past, you may be eligible for compensation by applying for a Paraquat parkinsons lawsuit.
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Parkinson's Disease Symptoms:
Parkinson's disease symptoms vary from patient to patient, depending on the degree of disease progression. Some of the initial symptoms a patient may experience include:
- The balance is disturbed
Complications due to Parkinson's disease:
Parkinson's disease is often associated with a variety of complications that can lead to various problems. However, most of these complications are treatable.
Parkinson's disease, especially at the last stage, affects the mind in most cases. People may face dementia and have difficulty formulating coherent thoughts. In most cases, there is no form of treatment to cure it.
As Parkinson's disease develops, the muscles begin to affect and weaken. If this occurs around the mouth, the patient may have difficulty chewing, which can cause choking of the food. Likewise, due to the aforementioned difficulty in swallowing, saliva can build up in the mouth and cause salivation.