Category Archives: Brain & Nerve

What is neuropathy?

Grandmother gardening with daughter

Neuropathy is a disease that directly affects the body’s peripheral nerves. Neuropathy affects around 2.4% of the population with an 8% of them being older than 551. Any nerve in your body can be affected by this disease. Depending on the affected area, there will be a more specific classification of which type of neuropathy you suffer from. Types […]

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Elderly gentlemen with parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease occurs when areas of the brain in charge of controlling the body’s movements no longer work properly. These areas produce a special chemical called dopamine which helps to coordinate all of our movements. It allows us to walk, run, jump, or stand up in a smooth and coordinated fashion. In Parkinson’s, these areas become damaged which […]