Parkinson's Disease

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. One of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is slowness of movement (called bradykinesia). It means slower performance of all everyday activities – slower dressing, walking, talking, etc. The patient has problems with starting movement and speeding it up. It is visible during the examination of the patient – when the doctor asks him to open and close his hand – the patient does it slowly and cannot speed up this movement.