Were you looking for information about Parkinson's Disease? Parkinsons desease is a common misspelling of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder, which means that it gets progressively worse over time. A tremor in one of the hands is the most common early symptom; other symptoms include rigid limbs or slower movements.
The exact cause of Parkinson's disease has yet to be determined. Treatment options to help manage symptoms include levodopa (L-dopa) and, in extreme cases, brain surgery. Gene therapy may someday be a promising approach to treating Parkinson's; however, researchers must first develop efficient, safe means of delivering genes to brain cells in order for this treatment to be used successfully in humans.
(Click Parkinson's Disease to read the complete eMedTV article on this condition, which explains in detail the theories surrounding causes of Parkinson's, symptoms of the condition, how the disease is diagnosed, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)