April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Listen to Dr. Jack Stigler's 2016 interview with KOMO radio and learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
What is Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement.
What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
It progresses slowly and can cause symptoms such as:
- Slow movements
- Problems walking
- Changes in speech
What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?
There is no cure for Parkinson’s but treatment such as medications can help increase dopamine levels in the brain and reduce symptoms.