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Link Between Air Pollution And Parkinson’s Disease

Link Between Air Pollution And Parkinson’s Disease:

Scientists discovered a link between air pollution and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves.
  • Symptoms start slowly.
  • The risk of developing it increases with age.
  • Parkinson’s disease is often accompanied by these additional problems like:-
    • Thinking difficulties
    • Depression and emotional changes
    • Swallowing problems
    • Chewing and eating problems
    • Sleep problems and sleep disorders
    • People also may experience rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder, which involves acting out dreams. Medicines may improve your sleep.
  • Treatments:- Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, medicines, surgical treatment, and other therapies can often relieve some symptoms.
  • Medicines can help treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s by:
    • Increasing the level of dopamine in the brain
    • Having an effect on other brain chemicals, such as neurotransmitters, which transfer information between brain cells
    • Helping control non-movement symptoms
  • Therapy: the main therapy for Parkinson’s is levodopa.