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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1 Person From complicationsrelated to Parkinsons Dies every hour Billion Dollars Lost On Medical Bills and Productivity Person Is diagnosed with Parkinsons Every 9 minutes 1 30 Men are one and a halftimes more likely toHave Parkinson's than women x 40% 32.8% 50% When dopamine levels fall below symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear R Disproving myths that are associated with Parkinson's disease 2013 2014 2015 Total Affected 2016 13.6 3.4 6.8 10.2 Years Approximately 5,500 new cases Diagnosed each year in Canada The cause of Parkinson's disease is unknown,and there is no cure for it. Although, treatment can be used to manage symptoms. of patients develop Parkinson'sbefore the age of 60. Many are diagnosed in their20's - 40's. Parkinson's disease is a chronic progressive neurological disorder that affects the nervous system. It is associated with the degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Parkinsons primarily affect neurons in an area of the brain called substantia nigra, which help produce dopamine. Parkinson'sDisease Parkinson'spersonality isnot related to dopaminergic functions.Little to noproof. Parkinson'scomes withother complications.Such as,bladder symptoms,sexualdysfunction Parkinson'ssymptomsmany fluctuate butoverallprogressionis slow Extra movementsare not causedby Parkinson's.It is a resultof the medication Cause ofParkinson'sis unknown.Only 5-10%have a hereditary link Most common symptoms of PD include tremors, stiffness, rigidity of muscles and impaired balance Parkinson's Disease itself is not fatal but thecomplications that follow are serious.Ranked in top 14 causes of death in the US. Cleared Misconceptions Novelty seekingis related todopamine updatein brain Parkinson'sonly affectsmovement Parkinson symptoms"flare up"unexpectly Parkinson's disease causes individuals to have extra, uncontrolled movements. Parkinson's is hereditary
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