Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and long-lasting movement disorder, which means that it continues and grows worse over time. Almost one million people in the US are suffering from this disease. The cause isn’t exactly known, and currently there is no cure for it either, but there are some treatment options for it such as medication and surgery in order to control its symptoms.
On the other hand, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease which is progressive and can affect your central nervous system. There are million nerve cells in the brain which sends signals throughout our body to control sensation, movement, speech, cognition and memory. People who are suffering from MS the myelin sheath is mistakenly attacked and damaged by the immune cells. As a result, it disrupts the nerve signals.
Anticipation and anxiety often leads to having ‘butterflies in the stomach’ and usually scatters along with the source of dismay. But scientists have come out with a new discovery, that the nerve pathways between the brain and the gut is the reason of feeling ‘butterflies in the stomach’ and this phenomenon is linked to illnesses such as Parkinson’s and MS (Multiple Sclerosis).
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease:
The symptoms of this disease differ from person to person. They also tend to change as the disease starts to progress. A few symptoms that one person faces during an early stage of this disease; the other person with the same disease might not experience it until later or not at all.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s usually appear between the ages of 50 and 60. They start to develop slowly and are often not noticed by family and friends, and even the person suffering from this disease. These symptoms are:
- Rigidity, or stiffness of trunk and limbs
- Impaired coordination and balance
- Tremor, trembling of arms, hands, jaw, legs and face
- Slowness in movement
What causes MS?
When nerve signals are damaged, it causes weakening symptoms in a person suffering from MS. They include:
- Muscle weakness
- Vision problems
- Coordination and walking problems
- Muscle atrophy
- Facial pain
- Loss of balance
- Eye discomfort
- Extremity pain
Everyone is affected by MS differently. The types of symptoms and harshness of this disease vary from person to person, much like the Parkinson’s disease. The exact cause of this disease is also unknown, but scientists believe that there are four factors which play a major role in developing this disease. These four factors are:
- A genetic connection
Parkinson’s persists over a long time period and sometimes people become severely disable because of it too. But, others only face minor disruptions. Tremor is the most common and major symptom that patients suffering from this disease face.
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