About the Disease
Contrary to popular belief, Parkinson’s disease is not the most common neurodegenerative disorder but the second one. The main cause of Parkinson’s disease is the death of neurons, which contain dopamine and are located in the part of the brain that is in charge of motor control. People tend to lose dopamine neurons as they age. However, people with Parkinson’s disease tend to lose a much larger number of neurons, and actually the amount of neurons lost by people with Parkinson’s disease is impossible to be compensated by the ones that are not destroyed by toxins.