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WHAT IS <br>PARKINSON'S<sup>1</sup>
A chronic and progressive movement disorder, in which symptoms continue and worsen over time.
As the disease progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement normally.
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Primary symptoms of Parkinson's
"I can go out now, I can leave the house without worrying about it. DBS has stopped the dyskinesia by 90% and now I can continue the activities that I enjoy such as cooking and embroidery."
Janet from the UK
Benefiting now from Deep Brain Stimulation
Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Highly effective in properly selected patients, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgery that provides patients with relief from many Parkinson’s disease symptons through electrical stimulation.
Results may vary from patients to patient. Not everyone who receives Medtronic DBS Therapy will experience the same results. Some people may experience significant symptom relief from DBS Therapy, and others may experience minimal relief. Talk to your doctor to see if Medtronic DBS Therapy is right for you.
For further information, please consult your healthcare professional who can explain the benefits & risks and important safety information.
Okun MS, Foote KD. Parkinson’s disease DBS: what, when, who and why? The time has come to tailor DBS targets. Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 December ; 10(12): 1847–1857”.
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