Parkison’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive condition of the nervous system. The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease are tremor, muscle stiffness, rigidity, and slowed movements. Decreased levels of dopamine in the brain cause Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. Medications to treat Parkinson’s symptoms help increase levels of dopamine to make movements, tremors, stiffness and other symptoms less severe.

Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is made by a Neurologist after review of medical history and clinical examination. There are many different medication and therapeutic options available to treat Parkinson’s symptoms. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Resources

We Move
(Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)

5731 Mosholu Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471 USA
Tel: (347)843-6132  Fax: (718)601-5112
Email: wemove@wemove.org
Website: www.wemove.org

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Inc.

1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212)923-4700  Fax: (212)923-4778  Tel: (800)457-6676
Email: info@pdf.org
Website: www.pdf.org