What is Parkison's Disease?

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Registered: 02-28-2013
What is Parkison's Disease?
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Tue, 04-16-2013 - 9:04am

I was browsing through iVillage forums and have seen some things  I have never heard of like Parkinson's Disease. What is it and what are the symptoms?

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Sun, 04-28-2013 - 8:38am

PD is a neurological disorder. At one time there was a very good discription for Parkinsons in the header for this board however I don't see it when using Firefox to access this baord...!  You might check 'WebMD' for the exact definition. Symptoms vary from one patient to another. Common symptoms usually entail rigidity stiffness and/or tremor. Personally 'tremor' has seldom been a problem until more recently. (I've had PD knowingly for 20 years.) My first symptoms were rigidity/stiffness and stumbling occasionally. Symptoms and progressiveness vary from patient to patient.