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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do not seem to run in families. Exposure to chemicals in the environment might play a role.

Symptoms begin gradually, often on one side of the body. Later they affect both sides. They include

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  1. Parkinson's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when ... they affect both sides. They include Trembling of hands, arms, legs, ...
  2. Parkinson's Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... first described was named after him. Who Gets Parkinson's Disease? About 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson's disease, and both men and women can get ...
  3. Advice for the Newly Diagnosed (Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)  
    ... studies do not definitively link these factors with Parkinson's disease one way or another, they highlight areas where further ... do to proactively affect the course of your Parkinson’s disease, and at least one very good reason to do it: Many neurologists ...
  4. Genetics Home Reference: Parkinson disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Testing Registry: Parkinson disease, mitochondrial Genetic Testing Registry: Parkinson disease 1 Genetic Testing Registry: Parkinson disease 10 Genetic Testing ...
  5. Driving When You Have Parkinson's Disease (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)  
    ... care professional. You also can contact the: American Parkinson Disease Association 1-888-400-2732 www.apdaparkinson.org The National ... Neurology 1-800-879-1960 www.aan.com Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 1-800-457-6676 www.pdf.org National Institute ...
  6. ... have a currently identifiable genetic cause to their Parkinson’s disease. One should appreciate that this knowledge may have implications ... these potential results in perspective is remember that Parkinson’s disease ... everyone has a ~1 percent chance of developing the disease. Therefore, even ...
  7. Parkinson's Disease: Hope through Research From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... and Yahr scale. Hoehn and Yahr Staging of Parkinson's Disease Stage one Symptoms on one side of the body only. Stage two Symptoms on both sides of the body. No impairment of balance. ... Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS). This four-part ...
  8. Parkinson's Disease NIHSeniorHealth (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... Researchers are focusing on additional risk factors for Parkinson’s disease. One clear risk factor for Parkinson's is age. The ... estimated 15 to 25 percent of people with Parkinson's have a known relative with the disease. People with one or more close relatives who have Parkinson's have ...
  9. Managing Advanced Parkinson Disease (National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.) - PDF  
    ... Parkinson disease and related movement disorders. Managing Advanced Parkinson Disease 1 PLANNING AHEAD Voices from the Parkinson community: “I ... look ahead. See what’s coming next.” Living with Parkinson ... Taking time now to organize one’s affairs and make advance preparations can help to ...
  10. ... for patients who require treatment for symptoms of Parkinson disease. One goal of therapy is try to find the lowest effective dose of medication. It is reasonable to use a dopamine agonist as initial treatment for people with Parkinson disease who are under age 65, and to ...
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