Exercise may slow Parkinson’s symptoms

Baylor College of Medicine 

The benefits of exercise are numerous, even for those diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disorder such as Parkinson’s disease. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic (PDMDC) say that for some, regular exercise could even slow the progression of the disease. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually and may progress to cause difficulties with mobility and balance. The most common symptoms are tremor and/or stiffness and for some, these symptoms can become disabling without the help of medications.

 

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