Nervous system disorders

Parkinson's disease

About Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do not seem to run in families. Exposure to chemicals in the environment might play a role.

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease
  • Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face
  • Stiffness of the arms, legs, and trunk
  • Slow movement
  • Poor balance and coordination

All Medications for Parkinson's disease

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Parkinson's disease

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Tell those around you what you need...sounds simpler than it is...

  • Don't panic-with care and active management you can face the challenge and even go from strength to strength

  • Find a good neurologist

  • Do as much exercise as you can

What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Consciously choosing to live positively, acknowledging my disease and actively managing it

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Mindfulness

  • Exercise and plenty of it!