Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that occurs when certain nerve cells in the brain become damaged or die. This damage can lead to problems with movement and balance.

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease typically develop gradually and worsen over time. Early signs may be subtle and can go unnoticed for months or even years. As the disease progresses, symptoms may become more pronounced and can interfere with daily activities.

The most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease include tremors (a trembling or shaking in the hands, arms, legs, jaw, or face), rigidity (stiffness in the limbs and trunk), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and postural instability (impaired balance and coordination).

While there is no cure for Parkinson's disease, treatments are available to help manage the symptoms. Medications can be used to control tremors, rigidity, and bradykinesia.

In some cases, surgery may be an option to help improve movement. Physical and occupational therapy can also help to improve mobility and quality of life.