Does parkinsons get worse over time?


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Parkinson's is a chronic neurological
condition that does progress over time, however, every
Parkinson's patient is unique and may experience differing symptoms. 

It's also important to remember that any person with Parkinson's will have both good and bad days - it's not just a case of getting progressively worse. 

With the correct daily dose of medication many patients manage to keep their symptoms under control for years, although the disease can also change rapidly. 

Also some patients go years without many issues, while others have a more rapid onset of symptoms, so it also depends how your unique case progresses.

I found the following video helpful in understanding the nature of Parkinson's Disease:

Parkinson's sadly is an illness that currently
can't be cured, it is progressive, so yes, unfortunately Parkinson's
symptoms are likely to worsen over time. But how long that onset takes, and to what degree it affects varies.

Here's a video from an expert in Parkinson's who does a good job in explaining the complex nature of the disease's progression:


It is worth noting that there is
currently lots of research being done regarding possible treatments, so there
is hope for the future. If you're interested, further information can be found here:

Or if you, or someone you know, is suffering from Parkinson's , you may find
it beneficial to have extra support when dealing with the challenges the disease throws your way in
the form of a Parkinson's support group - whether that be locally or

Speaking to fellow sufferers may provide much needed comfort and also answers.

Here's a good place to check out:

If you are caring for a person with
Parkinson's, there are even specialist supports groups out there to help
you too! 

Don't go through this alone, being able to talk with other
carers will be of great benefit to you.

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