Parkinson's

Awareness Month

April 2018

World Parkinson's Day

April 11th

Medtronic, Parkinson's organizations and supporters around the world are coming together on a bigger scale than ever to show what Parkinson's truly is.

On April 11th, World Parkinson's Day, join the global Parkinson's community and #UniteForParkinsons.

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About Parkinson's

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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PARKINSON'S <br>DISEASE <br>SYMPTOMS AND <br>PROGRESSION

Primary symptoms of Parkinson's

 

Tremor of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face

Bradykinesia or slowness of movement

Rigidity of stiffness of the limbs and trunk

Postural instability or impared balance and coordination

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MEDTRONIC

DBS THERAPY

Highly effective in properly selected patients, DBS is a surgery that provides patients with relief from some of the their Parkinson’s disease symptoms through electrical stimulation.

LEARN MORE <br>ABOUT HOW <br>OUR DBS <br>THERAPY HELPS <br>PEOPLE WITH <br>PARKINSON'S

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE <br>DISEASE THROUGH THE EYES <br>OF THE PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S

"I saw the improvements in my symptoms. I felt the improvements in my symptoms. Today, I can run, I lift weights, I work on my farm, I can cut with scissors and write again."

Adrián from Argentina
Benefiting now from Deep Brain Stimulation
Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

  

"All the little things that people take for granted but I hadn't been able to do for a long time. Thanks to DBS Therapy. After the rains come the sun."

Laura from Belgium
Benefiting now from Deep Brain Stimulation
Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

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This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your physician. Only your doctor can determine if DBS therapy is right for you. A prescription is required.

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.