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World Parkinson's Day 11 April

World Parkinson's Day is observed on April 11th all over the world.
World Parkinson's Day 11 April
  • This day is meant to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease, which is a progressive nervous system disorder.

Details:

  • Parkinson's disease causes problems with movement and results in stiffness and slow movement.
  • The disease is such that it progresses gradually, beginning with minor tremors in hand.
  • In the early stages, the disease makes your face unable to show any expression.
  • Arms stop swinging as you walk and speech becomes soft or slurred.
  • The disease worsens as the condition progresses over time.

Causes of Parkinson's disease:

  • When nerve cells in the brain begin to break down or die, it may result in Parkinson's disease.
  • Decrease in levels of dopamine - because of loss of neurons that produce these chemical messengers - may result in symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • Lack of sufficient dopamine may be the cause of delayed or slow movements.
  • Genetic mutations may be possible for Parkinson's disease.
  • Exposure to certain toxic or environmental factors may also cause this disease.

Tips for prevention:

  • Ditch regular consumption of junk and processed foods, and switch to a healthy and nutritious diet.
  • Foods like leafy green veggies, fruits, protein-rich foods, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and good fats can help in improving brain health and reduce risk of Parkinson's disease.
  • People who exercise regularly are definitely at lower risk of developing Parkinson's.
  • A healthy sleep is one of the most essential prerequisites of Parkinson's disease.

Question:

Q. When is the World Parkinson's Day observed?
a. April 10th
b. April 11th
c. April 12th
d. April 13th
World Parkinson's Day 11 April World Parkinson's Day 11 April Reviewed by Neha Verma on April 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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