Fibromyalgia And Parkinson's Disease

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Definition

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.


Alternative Names

Paralysis agitans; Shaking palsy


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Parkinson's disease most often develops after age 50. It is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Sometimes Parkinson's disease occurs in younger adults. It affects both men and women.

In some cases, Parkinson's disease occurs in families. When...

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