• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Parkinson’s ─ Regaining movement control

April 11, 2017

two senior citizens, elderly couple walking down a road or pathParkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. The condition may begin with subtle symptoms, such as a faint hand tremor or a slowness of movement. It progresses over time and eventually may cause those it affects to lose facial expression, walk stiffly, talk softly and reduce the frequency of blinking. The good news is, that in many cases, medication can control Parkinson's disease symptoms.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Eric Ahlskog about the basics of Parkinson's disease.

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