Parkinson’s Foundation Florida makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. Although their office is in Miami, they provide education, resources and programs throughout the state of Florida. Whether you are newly diagnosed with PD or have been managing it for years, a care partner, family member or friend of someone with PD, the Parkinson’s Foundation Florida is here to help you.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression. Your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.
Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications might significantly improve your symptoms. Occasionally, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms
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