Parkinson's disease

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About Parkinson

Parkinson’s disease is one of neurodegenerative disorders which are commonly found in elderly with the age above 55 years old. Thai people usually have known the short name of this disease as Parkinson and they also called it as “Sannibat” disease in the past.

Causes of disease

Parkinson’s disease is caused by the degeneration of brain cells in brain stem, which is called “Substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc)”. The area of brain cells mentioned play an important role to control the movement and balance and produce the brain chemical called “Dopamine”, related to coordinated muscle movement. When the cells of dopamine production are death, it causes the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as shaking, slow movement, balance problems and walking difficulties.