Despite affecting roughly 10 million people worldwide, Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, remains a mystery to many people. To people outside of the medical field with no personal or family history of Parkinson’s, the disease may only ring a bell because of some notable names attached to it.
The late Muhammad Ali and actor Michael J. Fox are two household names that made their Parkinson’s diagnoses public, but even those who study Parkinson’s for a living do not know everything about this puzzling disease. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, the cause of Parkinson’s disease is largely unknown. While there’s no cure for the disease, various treatment options can help those diagnosed with the disease live as normal and productive a life as possible.
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