Treating and living with Parkinson’s disease
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Reports show that Parkinson’s disease affects millions of people across the world, gradually limiting these individuals from accomplishing everyday tasks.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Dr. David Coughlin, Assistant Professor of the Neurosciences Dept. at UCSD’s Movement Disorders Division, was in studio to tell us about the fight against the disease.