Health Days 2021

World Parkinson's Day

Overview: 

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month with World Parkinson’s Day recognized on 11 April each year. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness, spread knowledge, and reinforce research on the disease. It's also the time to show support to those who have the disease, and positively impact them. 

Facts: ​
  • Parkinson's disease is a chronic illness that requires drug therapy, psychological and scientific support, and physical therapy.
  • People with Parkinson's don't have enough of the chemical dopamine because some of the nerve cells that make it have died. Dopamine is a precursor of norepinephrine that acts as a neurotransmitter at certain synapses of the brain. 
  • Symptoms start to appear when the brain can’t make enough dopamine to control movement properly.
  • There are 3 main symptoms: Tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness).
Objectives:
  • Spreading knowledge about Parkinson's disease.
  • Supporting research into its causes, prevention, and treatment. 
  • Positively impacting Parkinson's disease patients through consultation and guidance.  
Official Date:
Globally: 11/4/2021
Locally: 29/8/1442AH

Theme:
(Unite For Parkinson's Disease)  


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