What is Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson's disease (also known as idiopathic or primary parkinsonism, hypokinetic rigid syndrome or paralysis agitans) is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder primarily affecting motor function.
The most common set of symptoms—including tremors, sluggishness, stiffness and impaired posture, balance, and/or coordination—are collectively referred to as Parkinson’s syndrome.
Types of treatment
Though there currently is no cure, symptoms can be alleviated through medication, diet changes, some types of surgery and multidisciplinary management.