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What is Parkinson's disease

What is Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement. It is caused by the loss of nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical that helps to control movement.

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can vary from person to person, but they often include:

  • Tremors (shaking)

  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia)

  • Rigidity (stiffness)

  • Balance problems

  • Difficulty walking

  • Speech changes

  • Writing changes

  • Loss of facial expression

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Sleep problems

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