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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease Today Parkinson's Disease effects an estimated one million people in the United States of America. About sixty thousand more are diagnosed every year in the United States alone. What is Parkinson's Disease What is Parkinson's Disease Double click to change text Parkinson's Disease is a condition in which the neurons in ones brain die, this causes symptoms such as impaired motor skills, loss of balance, trouble swallowing, tremor, slow movement, and rigid muscles. Risk Factors Risk Factors Males at or above the age of 60 with relatives who have, or have had Parkinson's disease are the most likely to get Parkinson's disease. If you have also been exposed to toxins you have a higher likely hood of getting Parkinson's disease. Diagnoses Diagnoses There is currently no test to definitively diagnose someone with Parkinson's Disease. Patients are diagnosed by an examination of their symptoms and family history with the disease. Patients are diagnosed by a neurological scientist or doctor. It can take time to diagnose someone with Parkinson's disease. Most doctors recommend follow up appointments with neurological scientists. Cure Cure Sadly no cure for Parkinson's disease currently exists, but the disease can be managed. Doctors recommend an operation called deep brain simulation. During this surgery doctors implant an electrode to stimulate your brain. The amount of stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker like device implanted in your chest. Some drugs can make life with Parkinson's easier.
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