Parkinsons

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Parkinsons
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A condition which attacks the brain and becomes progressively worse over the years.

Those living with the condition may experience tremors across the body, slow movement and stiffness in the muscles.

Other symptoms include constipation, insomnia, memory loss and depression.

The illness is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the substantia nigra located in the brain.

Around 1 in 500 people are affected with Parkinson’s disease in the UK.

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Synonyms: Parkinson's
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