Human beings face numerous health conditions and diseases. These conditions could be chronic, in that the disease could be persistent leading to long lasting effects of the symptoms in the human body. These conditions usually progress slowly in the human body and cannot be cured completely like normal maladies. Some chronic disease may result in immediate danger for an individual’s life, though commonly, chronic diseases are persistent and are not necessarily life threatening. Examples of chronic diseases include cancer, arthritis, stroke and Parkinson’s disease among other numerous examples. Like most chronic diseases, Parkinson’s disease affects an individual for a long period. The disease is progressive, in that its symptoms develop over time. Though Parkinson’s disease is not necessarily life threatening, it has lasting and adverse health, and psychosocial effects on its patients.

Medical Description of Parkinson’s Disease
  Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects the central nervous system, leading to a progressive diminishing of an individual’s ability to control muscles.   The neurodegenerative disorder impairs the motor functions of an individual because of the death of body cells that generate dopamine. These cells are located in the Substantia Nigra part of the brain. When dopamine levels are insufficient in the brain, the communication between Substantia Nigra and Corpus Striatum is impaired, affecting the motor functions of an individual. There is also some degree of the deterioration of other brain cell leading to the aggravation of the problem. Though the cause for the death of the cell is unknown, studies have shown that various dysfunctions in cell processes, stress and inflammations are all potential contributors to the cell damage causing Parkinson’s disease (Meagher et al, 2008). Generally, scientists are in concurrence that the disease is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some of the...