What is Parkinson Disease

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Soft, muffled speech
Loss of facial expression
Small or cramped handwriting
Balance problems
Parkinson disease
Depression
Slowness of movements
Shuffling walk
Stiffness
Shaking (tremor)
Parkinson disease is a progressive movement disorder. This means the symptoms will gradually worsen over time. In people with Parkinson disease a vital chemical in the brain, dopamine, slowly decreases. Dopamine makes smooth and coordinated muscle movement possible. A loss of dopamine leads to symptoms of Parkinson disease.
What is Parkinson Disease?