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Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a “degenerative disease” affecting the brain. “Degenerative diseases” are a group of disorders which result from progressive and premature death of nerve cells in the brain. Parkinson’s disease, in general is a disease of old age; it becomes more and more common as age advances. It is seen in around 1% of the population above 60 years. Rarely, the disease could start even in 20’s.