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Is Parkinson's disease life threatening?

Parkinson's disease is not thought to be a life-threatening condition, but it does have a large impact of your quality of life. With time, the disease can cause issues with speech, movement, and brain functioning. There are treatment options available to help keep symptoms under control.

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Are You at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?
Are You at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?
An estimated one million Americans today are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). According to the Parkinson's Foundation, it strikes more than 60,00...
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What factors increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease?
Demetrius M. Maraganore, MDDemetrius M. Maraganore, MD
There are environmental factors that are definitely associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). For ex...
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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?
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Parkinson's disease is not considered hereditary, although genetics may play a small role. Most peop...
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What Causes Parkinson's Disease?
What Causes Parkinson's Disease?

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