Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons Disease

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Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms usually emerge slowly and as the disease progresses, the intensity of the symptoms can increase significantly. The cause of Parkinson’s remains largely unknown, though both genetic and environmental factors are believed to play a role.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

The primary symptoms of Parkinson’s include:

  • Tremor: Shaking which typically begins in a limb, often the hand or fingers.
  • Slowed Movement (Bradykinesia): Over time, Parkinson’s can slow movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming.
  • Rigid Muscles: Muscle stiffness may occur in any part of the body. The stiff muscles can be painful and limit your range of motion.
  • Impaired Posture and Balance: Posture may become stooped, or you may have balance problems as a result of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Loss of Automatic Movements: There may be a decrease in the ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling, or swinging your arms when you walk.

Managing Parkinson’s Disease

At HP Homecare, we understand that each person’s experience with Parkinson’s is unique. We strive to provide specialised care that addresses each symptom with a comprehensive approach. Our team of healthcare professionals is equipped to offer the latest treatments and therapies to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

For more information on how HP Homecare can support you or your loved ones in managing Parkinson’s Disease, please contact us.


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