Parkinson’s at a Glance
More than 15,000 people have Parkinson’s in San Diego and, nationally, it’s estimated there are one million people with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s is a chronic, progressive neurologic disorder characterized by the slow degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
The cardinal motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s may include:
- Resting tremor
- Slowness of movement (bradykinesia)
- Postural instability
Non-motor symptoms may include:
- Increased sweating
- Low blood pressure when standing
- Loss of smell
- Internal tremor
- Changes in thinking