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Here's an easy-to-use guide to a complex illness: Parkinson's disease. This guide offers links brief, to-the-point information on Parkinson's symptoms, tests, treatment, support, and more.

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

What is Parkinson's disease? This brief overview will tell you.

Though symptoms may be mild or severe or occur frequently or infrequently, Parkinson's disease appears to have five different stages.

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that causes a gradual loss of muscle control. The symptoms of Parkinson's tend to be mild at first and can sometimes be overlooked.

Causes

Nobody knows exactly what causes Parkinson's disease -- but scientists have some important clues.

Are you at Risk?

Who's at risk of Parkinson's disease? This article separates the facts from the fiction.

Prevention

Can Parkinson's disease be prevented? Click here to find out. 

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