How Does Dopamine Affect Parkinson’s Disease?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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This educational video from Parkinson’s UK explains more about Parkinson’s disease. The film shares that the disease develops in the substantia nigra part of the brain when the cells that produce dopamine begin to die. The loss of dopamine in the brain leads to issues with movement.

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As the disease progresses and the brain has less and less dopamine, the symptoms of the disease become more apparent and the patient develops tremors, difficulty walking, and other issues with movement. Researchers are working on ways to stop or slow down the loss of these dopamine-producing cells so that Parkinson’s disease may be treated and ultimately cured.

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