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Parkinson's Disease: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Parkinson's Disease.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. It also can cause stiffness or slowing movement.

Parkinson's Disease Facts – 

The disease develops because certain nerve cells called neurons in the brain gradually either break down or die. Many of the symptoms are due to loss of neurons that produce a chemical messenger in your brain called dopamine. When your dopamine levels decrease, it causes abnormal brain activity which leads to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.


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What is the life expectancy of those suffering with Parkinson’s Disease?

People usually develop Parkinson’s at around the age of 60. The life expectancy with the disease is between 10 and 20 years.

Is Parkinson’s Disease curable?

Unfortunately the disease is not curable but treatment can manage the symptoms often very well. People usually develop Parkinson’s Disease at around the age of 60.There can be various reasons for the development of Parkinson’s Disease and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.nswer