Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder where the brain slowly stops producing dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate one's movements). It is chronic and progressive by nature, so symptoms worsen as time goes on. The disease causes tremors, muscle rigidity, slowed motion, shuffling gait, and a loss of facial expression.

Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's, but medication and surgery may be used to help manage symptoms.