22 Nov 2016 14:33

What is Parkinson’s?

Everyone with Parkinson’s has different symptoms.

The main symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement.

As well as affecting movement, people with Parkinson’s can find that other issues, such as tiredness, pain, depression and constipation, can have an impact on their day-to-day lives.

Symptoms and the speed at which the condition develops will differ from one person to the next.

The symptoms can be controlled using a combination of drugs, therapies and occasionally surgery.

As Parkinson’s progresses, an increased amount of care and support may be required, although many people maintain a good quality of life with limited care or treatment.

https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/what-parkinsons