Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal but complications from the disease as the 14th top cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s. There are however treatments that help to control it's symptoms..
Symptoms of PD:
Shaking or tremor while at rest.
Slowness of movement.
Stiffness of the arms, legs or trunk.
Trouble with balance and falls.
Decrease ability in automatic reflexes such as blinking and swallowing.
Small, cramped handwriting.
Reduced arm swing on the affected side.
Slight foot drag on affected side creating a shuffled walk.
Freezing up when attempting to walk
Loss of facial expression
Low voice volume or muffled speech
Tendency to fall backwards
Increase in dandruff or oily skin