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Parkinson's disease


No tests can conclusively show that you have Parkinson's disease. Your doctor will base a diagnosis on your symptoms, medical history and a detailed physical examination.

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

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

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

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

Page last reviewed: 30/04/2019
Next review due: 30/04/2022