Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease usually affects people between the ages of 50 and 60, but in some people symptoms start earlier. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain.

Parkinson's is progressive disease, but usually happens slowly, over a period of many years.

The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are
Tremor at rest
Stiff muscles
Slow movement
Problems with balance or walking

In the later stages of the disease, a person with Parkinson's may have a fixed or blank expression, trouble speaking, and other problems.

There are several types of medicines that can control the symptoms and make the disease easier to live with. In some cases you may not even require treatment if your symptoms are mild.

Your doctor will assess your needs and prescribe the best treatment or medicines to suite you.