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Myth-Busting Misconceptions About Parkinson’s Disease

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GettyImages 1456111727 800x533 2Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the brain in which the neurons that produce dopamine in the brain are destroyed. Because of this loss of dopamine, people with Parkinson’s develop slowness of movements with stiffness or resting tremors. They also can have a shuffling gait, decreased arm swing, lower volume of their voice, decreased facial expressions, problems with their sense of smell, and issues with depression, anxiety, sleep, constipation, blood pressure and balance.

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