Information in simple English

What is Parkinson's disease?

It is a protracted central nervous system degenerative illness that mostly affects the motor system.

When nerve cells in the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that controls movement, become damaged or die, Parkinson's disease develops.

What are the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

  • tremor (shaking) in the hands, arms, legs, jaw, or head.
  • limbs and trunk are stiff.
  • slow movement.
  • problems with balance and coordination that can cause falls.


How can Parkinsons be prevented?

  • excercise
  • use of caffeine
  • antioxidants
  • green tea consumption