Nov 03

Live Broadcasted Parkinson’s Brain Surgery Goes As Planned

By MD for Seniors

Perhaps the most well-known symptom of Parkinson’s disease is the tremors it causes. People with the disease exhibit uncontrollable movements such as shaking, swaying or trembling. Awareness of the condition was made much more public in 1998 when actor Michael J. Fox gave several televised interviews disclosing that he had been diagnosed with the disease seven years earlier. In those interviews his symptoms were very apparent.

According to the National Library of Medicine, the tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease are caused by dying brain cells. These cells are responsible for dopamine production, and when levels of that chemical drop, …read more

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