As we age, we are more prone to illness. While some of them can be tackled effectively others just make it challenging to cope with their consequences with every passing day. One such debilitating and devastating condition is called Parkinson’s disease – a degenerative disorder that affects the brain and the central nervous system. Often this condition affects the elderly population but at times can also catch up with the younger lot.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder and affects nerve cells which are responsible for motor functions of the body. Parkinson’s patients have difficulty in carrying out movements at a normal speed. Hence, they take longer to perform even normal day-to-day activities. Parkinson’s disease is found mainly in people over the age of 50 years and prevails in both the sexes. But if you consider the Indian statistics, it is more common in females than in males.