Parkinson’s disease: Manageable for many years with drugs and supportive therapy


The progression rate of PD is unique to each individual, with some becoming very disabled within a decade, while some only become disabled after two decades. — dpa

Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by a loss of nerve cells in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra.

This leads to a reduction of dopamine, a chemical that acts as a messenger between the brain and nervous system to control and coordinate body movements, resulting in slow and abnormal movements.

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