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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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