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Understanding Parkinson's

There is a lot to know about Parkinson's disease (PD). Learn about its various symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treated, and most importantly, how to live a better life with Parkinson's. Parkinson’s is an individualized disease. While each person’s experience with Parkinson’s is unique, the more you know, the more empowered you will be to play an active role in your care and manage your life with Parkinson’s.

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10 Early Signs

It can be hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson’s. We highlight 10 signs that can indicate Parkinson’s. While no single one means you should worry, find out when you should talk to your doctor.


What is Parkinson’s?

Let’s break down Parkinson’s and the key takeaways you should understand about this disease. Get to know its stages, separate the myths from truths, and learn about conditions related to Parkinson’s.



Can you inherit Parkinson’s? Scientists believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors causes Parkinson’s. Learn more about the genes that are connected to PD and the role they play.

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Understanding Parkinson's Symptoms

Parkinson’s is called a movement disorder because it affects movement, including tremors, slowness of movements and trouble walking. However, non-movement symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, depression and speech problems are extremely common and often more disabling than the symptoms you can see.

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Finding Your Ideal Treatment

Parkinson’s treatments should be customized for each person and address the most troublesome symptoms. While the most common treatments include medication and surgical options, lifestyle modifications — like exercise — should also be part of your treatment plan. Finding the correct combination of treatments leads to a better quality of life.

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