What Are the Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that grows progressively worse. It occurs when the cells in the brain that produce dopamine die, resulting in symptoms that interfere with proper movement. Some of these symptoms include problems walking and difficulty with balance. Patients experience muscle rigidity, cramps, tremors, and spasms.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, Parkinson’s disease can also cause side effects that involve functions other than movement, such as cognitive function. Patients also experience side effects from the medications used to treat the disease. This slideshow also explains some of the risk factors of Parkinson’s disease.

Although no cure exists for Parkinson’s disease, the highly skilled physicians and surgeons of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center can perform procedures to help manage the disease . Call our hospital in Las Vegas at (702) 233-5300 to speak with our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line.

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