Skip to content

    Parkinson's Disease Health Center

    Overview & Facts

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    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. 

    Today on WebMD

    Parkinsons disease illustration
    Causes, symptoms, and treatments.
    hands on walker
    How does the disease progress?
     
    man with serious expression
    8 common questions and answers.
    intelligence quotient illustration
    What are the advantages of DBS?
     
    Parkinsons Disease Medications
    Article
    Questions Doctor Parkinsons
    Article
     
    Eating Right
    Article
    Parkinsons Exercise
    Article
     
    daughter consoling depressed mother
    Article
    senior man's hands
    Article
     
    Parkinsons Daily
    Article
    Acupunture
    Article