Parkinson’s Disease FAQs

Woman Walking for Physical Therapy at Sovereign Rehabilitation in Atlanta GA At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer rehabilitation programs focused on treating symptoms of your Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominate dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. It is a progressive brain disorder that affects the nervous system. This causes gradual loss of muscle control.

What causes Parkinson’s Disease?

The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is mostly unknown. Its symptoms typically arise slowly over several years, and those symptoms vary.

Can someone die from Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is not fatal. However, there are complications related to the disease that make it the 14thcause of death in the United States according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How can you help reduce your symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

You can experience a great quality of life if you have Parkinson’s Disease if you work with and listen to your doctor and follow the recommendations for therapy and medication. Current PD treatments focus on improving your symptoms of PD. Scientists are working on ways to accomplish earlier diagnosis and ways to slow down the disease’s progression.

Are there any early warning signs that I may have Parkinson’s Disease?

Yes! There are some typical early warning signs that you may have Parkinson’s Disease: Loss of smell, difficulty sleeping, constipation, facial expressions compromised, mood disorders, dizziness or fainting.

Contact Sovereign Rehabilitation to schedule your rehabilitation program that is focused on treating your symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, including tremors, bradykinesia, muscle stiffness, limited range of motion, impaired posture and balance and loss of automatic movements.

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