Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

This most common form of movement disorder affects 1 in 100 people. Medical science will ensure that you are not handicapped or disabled by it, read more…..

Overview

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disease caused when a small group of brain cells that control body movements die. This disease was first described by a British Physician James Parkinson in 1817. The disease occurs in about 1% of the people over the age of 65 years.

The peak onset of the disease is in the sixth decade of the life. However young onset Parkinson’s disease is not uncommon. The estimated prevalence rate of PD is approximately 8-22/1000.