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PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH

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World Parkinson's Day - April 11



Medtronic, Parkinson’s organizations and supporters around the world are coming together for the third year in a row to raise global awareness and understanding of Parkinson's.

This World Parkinson's Day, join the global Parkinson's community and #UniteForParkinsons

WHAT IS <br>PARKINSON'S

Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder in which symptoms worsen over time.1

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

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You may be eligible for DBS if you meet these criteria.

MEDTRONIC

DBS THERAPY

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) helps control movement symptoms of Parkinson’s — tremor (shaking), slowed movement (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity) . When medications aren’t as effective as they used to be and your symptoms make everyday life a challenge, DBS may help.

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A prescription is required. Not everyone who receives DBS Therapy will receive the same results. DBS Therapy requires brain surgery which can have serious and sometimes fatal complications. Once implanted, DBS complications may require additional surgery. Medtronic DBS Therapy may cause new or worsening neurological or psychiatric symptoms. Patients should always discuss the potential risks and benefits of the therapy with a physician.

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Parkinson's Foundation website. Movement Symptoms https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkinsons/Movement-Symptoms. Accessed March 22, 2019