Parkinson’s disease:
Learn the facts

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder of the central nervous system. The signs and symptoms of PD can vary from person to person.

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About Parkinsons Disease

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease.

 

Parkinson's disease (PD) is known as a movement disorder because of the resting tremors, limb stiffness, impaired balance, and slow movement. These PD symptoms may be more well known, but they are different in everyone and usually develop gradually over time. This progression may happen for both motor and non-motor symptoms.

Facts about Parkinson’s disease

PARKINSON’S AFFECTS AN IMPORTANT BRAIN CHEMICAL
PARKINSON’S AFFECTS AN IMPORTANT BRAIN CHEMICAL

PD reduces the brain’s production of dopamine—a chemical that sends signals that control movement.

THE CAUSE IS UNKNOWN
THE CAUSE IS UNKNOWN

The exact cause of PD is unknown, but several factors play a role, including genetics and environmental triggers (such as exposure to certain toxins).

There are 2 types of Parkinson’s symptoms:

Motor symptoms such as:
MUSCLE TREMORS

RESTING TREMORS

SLOWNESS OF MOVEMENT

SLOWNESS OF MOVEMENT

rigid muscles

LIMB STIFFNESS

TROUBLE WITH BALANCE

TROUBLE WITH BALANCE

Non-motor symptoms such as:
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

LOSS OF MENTAL SHARPNESS/ACUITY

LOSS OF MENTAL SHARPNESS/ACUITY

INSOMNIA, VIVIDDREAMS, AND DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

INSOMNIA, VIVID DREAMS, AND DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

CONSTIPATIONAND IMPAIRED BLADDER CONTROL

CONSTIPATION AND IMPAIRED BLADDER CONTROL

DROOLING, IMPAIRED TASTE, AND SWALLOWING

DROOLING, IMPAIRED TASTE, AND SWALLOWING

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

visson problem/dizziness

VISION PROBLEMS/DIZZINESS

sweating, body aches, and generalized discomfort

SWEATING, BODY ACHES, AND GENERALIZED DISCOMFORT

hallucinations and Delusions

HALLUCINATIONS AND DELUSIONS

NUPLAZID® (pimavanserin) is a prescription medicine used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis.

Hear others share their personal experiences.

In these videos, people living with Parkinson’s disease-related hallucinations and delusions share their stories.

 

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