Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.

Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms varies from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience:

  • Tremors, mainly while at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands.
  • Bradykinesia, or slowness of movement
  • Limb rigidity
  • Gait and balance problems

The cause of PD remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure for the disease, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery. While Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th cause of death in the United States.

The first step to living well with Parkinson’s disease is understanding the biological and symptomatic aspects of the disease and how it progresses.

Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad

Este sitio utiliza cookies para mejorar sus experiencias. Descarte para continuar o haga clic para obtener más información sobre nuestro Aviso de prácticas de privacidad.

Leer Mas
Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad