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    About Parkinson’s

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that effects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.

    Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience a tremor while relaxed often referred to as a pill rolling tremor of the hands. This is a resting tremor, which means that it’s more likely to occur when the body is relaxed rather than when using your hands.

    Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) in Parkinson’s disease: 

    Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) is due to a failure of the autonomic nervous system to regulate blood pressure in response to postural changes due to an inadequate release of norepinephrine, leading to orthostatic hypotension and supine hypertension. nOH is common in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Prevalence varies throughout the course of PD, ranging from 40% to 60%, and resulting in symptomatic nOH in approximately half of patients. Symptoms of nOH, include:

    lightheadedness, a lack of daily activity, and can potentially lead to falling and other loss of function. 

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