According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, as many as one million Americans are living with Parkinsons—a chronic neurological disorder that affects mobility and movement.
The cause for Parkinsons is unknown, but researchers have found that men are at a greater risk—about one and half times more than women.
Be on the look out for the following symptoms: tremor in the hands, jaw, legs and face, stiffness in the limbs and trunk and impaired balance and coordination.
There are no standardized tests to detect Parkinsons. Trained neurologists perform an exam and look at a patients neurological history.
If you want to learn more, expert Neurosurgeon Dr. Alejandro Betancourt is having a Parkinsons informational presentation next Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30 p.M. at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so call to RSVP at 1-888-902-life.