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parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain, says the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease.” However, the foundation writes, people with PD may experience: tremors, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems. The cause remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery.

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Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

There is no specific test for Parkinson’s disease, and this can make it difficult to diagnose, especially in the early stages. However, certain signs …