Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a CNS disease that affects movement of the body. This is caused by the decrease of dopamine levels in the brain.

Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but medication and other treatments can help.

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Doctor Make an appointment with a neurologist

How many people 60,000 diagnosed every year

Diagnosis Medical diagnosis is required

Clock Can be life-long

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Parkinson's Disease: What Is It?

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Parkinson's Disease: What Is It?

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that primarily affects movement. To learn more about the disease, watch this video!

The History of Parkinson's Disease

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The History of Parkinson's Disease

The understanding of Parkinson’s disease has evolved over the years. Techniques and methods used for treatment have greatly improved over time. Parkinson’s disease is far from a new illness. In fact, this disease, and its various treatment methods, go back thousands of years. Continue reading to learn more about the history of Parkinson's disease.

The Progression of Parkinson's Disease

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The Progression of Parkinson's Disease

When a person has Parkinson's disease, certain cells are destroyed in parts of the brain stem, predominantly the crescent-shaped cell mass known as substantia nigra which produces the neurotransmitter dopamine. Read on to learn about the progression of Parkinson's.

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What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

Causes

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's is a nervous system disorder that impairs movement and coordination. There are certain factors that make an individual have a higher risk for developing Parkinson's. Read this article to learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Movement Disorder in Parkinson's May Be Due to Brain's Rewiring

Causes

Movement Disorder in Parkinson's May Be Due to Brain's Rewiring

While the role of dopamine plays a role in Parkinson's, the brain's rewiring may also play a role in how the disease develops. Keep reading to learn more about what this study has discovered.

Researchers Understand More About Why Brain Cells Die in Parkinson's Disease

Causes

Researchers Understand More About Why Brain Cells Die in Parkinson's Disease

Recent research indicates that various factors lead to mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction, leading to progressive cell death in Parkinson’s patients. Read on to learn more about these factors that these researchers have uncovered.

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Weight Training for Parkinson's Patients Helps to Manage the Symptoms of the Disease

Treatment

Weight Training for Parkinson's Patients Helps to Manage the Symptoms of the Disease

Parkinsons is a nervous system disorder that impairs movement and coordination. One study suggests that weight training may aid in preventing the onset of Parkinsons. Read this article to learn more about this new development.

Treatment

Laser Shoes Help Parkinson’s Patients in Freezing Episodes

A recent study has helped Parkinson's patients cope with balance issues by developing a pair of laser shoes. Read on to learn more about these shoes that have been developed to aid Parkinson's patients.

Rock Steady Boxing: A Pow to Parkinson's Disease

Treatment

Rock Steady Boxing: A Pow to Parkinson's Disease

The Rock Steady Boxing organization is a group created to give power back to Parkinson’s patients, and to help them partially recover their functionality and lessen the impact of their disease through a non-contact boxing-based fitness regimen. Read on to learn more about this organization that is making Parkinson's patients feel empowered.