If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s disease (PD), you are not alone. In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD. Worldwide, it is estimated that four to six million people suffer from the condition.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people, meaning individuals diagnosed with PD will demonstrate increased symptoms as time goes on.
While Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal, the Center for Disease Control rated complications from the disease as the 14th top cause of death in the United States.