Parkinsons disease, which typically hits people past the age of 65, gradually strips away motor abilities, leaving them with a slow and awkward gait, rigid limbs, tremor, shuffling and a lack of balance. Patients can lose facial expression and sometimes the ability to speak. In as many as half, the disease also comes with psychiatric complications of anxiety and depression.
Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but your doctor will work with you to help you manage your condition. Your doctor will tailor your treatment to your individual needs, depending on the severity of your condition, your age and the presence of other medical conditions. KIMS doctors have expertise treating Parkinson's disease with several options, including medications and Deep Brain Stimulation.