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.

Parkinson’s Disease Motor Symptoms, Icon
Parkinson’s is a Progressive Disease, Icon

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, Icon
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 of Parkinson’s Disease is Unknown, Icon
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:
Resting Tremors, Icon

RESTING TREMORS

Slowness of Movement, Icon

SLOWNESS OF MOVEMENT

Limb Stiffness, Icon

LIMB STIFFNESS

Trouble with Balance, Icon

TROUBLE WITH BALANCE

Non-motor symptoms such as:
Anxiety & Depression, Icon

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Loss of Cognitive Acuity, Icon

LOSS OF MENTAL SHARPNESS/ACUITY

Insomnia, Vivid Dreams & Daytime Sleepiness, Icon

INSOMNIA, VIVID DREAMS, AND DAYTIME SLEEPINESS

Constipation and Impaired Bladder Control, Icon

CONSTIPATION AND IMPAIRED BLADDER CONTROL

Drooling, Impaired Taste, and Swallowing, Icon

DROOLING, IMPAIRED TASTE, AND SWALLOWING

Sexual Dysfunction, Icon

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Vision Problems & Dizziness, Icon

VISION PROBLEMS/DIZZINESS

Sweating, Body Aches, & Generalized Discomfort, Icon

SWEATING, BODY ACHES, AND GENERALIZED DISCOMFORT

Hallucinations & Delusions, Icon

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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