Last April 11 World Parkinson Day was commemorated. This is a syndrome that affects 30,000 people in Peru, according to data from the Ministry of Health of this country.
It is also estimated that every year 3,000 new cases are registered in Peru, said Carlos Cosentino Esquerre, neurologist and chief of the Involuntary Movements Unit of the Institute National Institute of Neurological Sciences (INCN) of the Ministry of Health.
“In 90% of cases this disease occurs after age 40, however, the average age is between 50 and 60 years,” he told Andina News Agency.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 7 million patients with Parkinson’s in the world and while there is still no cure, a lot of medical research has taken place around the world.
Parkinson’s disease has three major symptoms, which are: involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor), slow movement, and stiff and inflexible muscles, according to NHS.
Cosentino also encourages people to seek medical advice if they are beginning to experience symptoms. “Early diagnosis is important, knowing that we are dealing with a disease that by definition is chronic”, he said.