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Causes

Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects the brain. It causes problems like shaking and stiffness that get worse over time.

The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are shaking (tremors), slow movements and stiffness.

Treatments for Parkinson's disease include therapies to help with movement problems, medicines and sometimes brain surgery.

Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain. It’s not clear exactly why this happens.

Read more on the NHS website.

The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are shaking (tremors), slow movements and stiffness.

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease

The 3 main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:

A person with Parkinson's disease can also experience a wide range of other physical and psychological symptoms.

These include:

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Treatments for Parkinson's disease include therapies to help with movement problems, medicines and sometimes brain surgery.

Medical treatments

Although there's currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, treatments are available to help reduce the main symptoms and maintain quality of life for as long as possible.

These include:

You may not need any treatment during the early stages of Parkinson's disease, as symptoms are usually mild.

But you may need regular appointments with your specialist so your condition can be monitored.

Read more on the NHS website.

Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain. It’s not clear exactly why this happens.

Read more on the NHS website.