Prognosis of Parkinsons Disease

The prognosis of Parkinson’s disease depends on the severity of the condition and the extent to which it has affected the body physically. The symptoms themselves may vary from one individual to another and therefore the prognosis cannot be generalized. While the condition cannot be completely treated, it is possible to contain the progression with the help of medications and therapy. This can help you improve the quality of life.

Mortality associated with Parkinson’s disease is very low. However, people do die because of the disease. The mortality is usually due to injuries sustained form loss of muscular control, falling and secondary complications such as malnourishment and pneumonia. 
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