Parkinson’s Disease

Medically Reviewed on 4/6/2022

Things to know about Parkinson’s disease


Most people who develop Parkinson's disease are 60 years of age or older.

Most people who develop Parkinson’s disease are 60 years of age or older.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

  • The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown but researchers speculate that both genetic and environmental factors are involved; some genes have been linked to the disease.

  • Primary symptoms include:

  • Some secondary symptoms include:

  • Most people with Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed when they are 60 years old or older, but early-onset Parkinson’s disease also occurs.

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Article Submitted to MSRN by Pat France, MSRN Member