Parkinson’s Disease

What Is Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a medical condition that affects the brain and the nervous system. Parkinson’s disease kills brain cells that help your brain control movement. This can lead to stiffness, shaking, tremors, and other problems with the way your body moves. Over time, the disease can also affect other brain cells, leading to symptoms such as fainting, confusion, and dementia.

In the United States, 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed each year, and many more go undetected. Parkinson’s disease affects about 1 million Americans and 7 to 10 million people around the world. 

There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but medical treatment can help you get your symptoms under control.

What Causes Parkinson’s Disease

Risk Factors For Parkinson’s Disease

Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease


Living With Parkinson’s Disease



Common Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Treatment

Care Guide

When To Contact A Doctor

Questions For Your Doctor

Questions For A Doctor