Parkinson’s Disease & Tremors


Many will easily recognize someone struggling with Parkinson’s by the classic slow, rhythmic tremor that typically starts in one hand, foot, or leg and can eventually affect both sides of the body. Nevertheless, despite its notoriety, Parkinson’s remains a complicated disease to treat.

Parkinson’s occurs when nerve cells, or neurons, in an area of the brain that controls movement become impaired and/or die. This impairment leads to a decrease in dopamine and norepinephrine. The former results in a direct impairment of motion, while the latter is theorized as the source of other non-movement impairments associated with Parkinson’s. Indeed, Parkinson’s patients can also experience mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue.

Although some cases of Parkinson’s appear to be hereditary, most cases occur randomly and do not seem to run in families. However, since there is no test to diagnose non-genetic Parkinson’s and a number of disorders can cause similar symptoms, it is important to make a precise diagnosis as soon as possible.

We welcome you to make an appointment with Dr. Arafat Hashwani for you or your loved one by calling 281-313-0337.

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