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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is called a movement disorder because of the tremors, slowing and stiffening movements it can cause, and these are the most obvious symptoms of the disease. But Parkinson’s affects many systems in the body. Its symptoms are different from person to person and usually develop slowly over time. There is no single test or scan for Parkinson’s, but there are three telltale symptoms that help doctors make a

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There is no “one way” to diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, there are various symptoms and diagnostic tests used in combination. Making an accurate diagnosis of Parkinson’s — particularly in its early stages — is difficult, but a skilled practitioner can come to a reasoned conclusion that it is PD. It is important to remember that two of the four main symptoms must be present over a period of time

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Who Has Parkinson’s? Nearly one million will be living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the U.S. by 2020, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year. More than 10 million people worldwide are living with PD. Incidence of Parkinson’s disease increases with age, but an estimated four

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is called a movement disorder because of the tremors, slowing and stiffening movements it can cause, and these are the most obvious symptoms of the disease. But Parkinson’s affects many systems in the body. Its symptoms are different from person to person and usually develop slowly over time. There is no single test or scan for Parkinson’s, but there are three telltale symptoms that help doctors make a

August 15, 2018 | | 2 Comments

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is generally thought of as a disease that only involves movement. But in addition to motor symptoms such as slowness of movement, tremor, stiffness and postural instability, most people develop other health problems related to Parkinson’s. These symptoms are diverse and collectively known as non-motor symptoms. While family and friends may not be able to see these symptoms, it is important to realize that non-motor symptoms are common and can be

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There is no standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Treatment for each person with Parkinson’s is based on his or her symptoms.Treatments include medication and surgical therapy. Other treatments include lifestyle modifications, like getting more rest and exercise.There are many medications available to treat the Parkinson’s symptoms, although none yet that reverse the effects of the disease. It is common for people with PD to take a variety of these