Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition affecting the nerve cells in the brain caused by low levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that facilitates movement. The most commonly recognized symptoms of Parkinson’s are motor, but non-motor symptoms, which many are unaware of, are sometimes the first to present.

Motor symptoms include:

  1. Slowness of movement
  2. Stiffness of the limbs
  3. Tremors
  4. Balance issues

Non-Motor symptoms include:

  1. Anxiety and depression
  2. Apathy
  3. Fatigue
  4. Cognitive issues affecting decision making
  5. Constipation and digestive complications

Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles is committed to providing support groups and information through our social and educational events to make your life better. We are here to connect you to resources that will inspire, connect and support.

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