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All About Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that the neurons gradually get worse over the years. The disease affects predominantly dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.

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The way that symptoms manifest and progress are different from person to person but there are usually symptoms that are more likely present than not. Tremors when resting are almost always present, issues with balance, rigidity and abnormal slowness. Some patients also suffer from muscle cramping and drooling. Involuntary rapid movements are also sometimes present which increases the risk of injury.

Patients with Parkinson’s can also suffer from a plethora of non-motor issues including:

Causes of Parkinson’s

Unfortunately, science has not yet figured out fully how one comes to develop Parkinson’s. However, there’s reason to believe it’s a complex combination of genetics, your environment and your lifestyle that cause the development of the disease.

Interesting fact: Men over age 65 are most likely to get diagnosed.


Parkinson’s disease is not fatal, however, the condition usually worsens significantly after 15 years.

Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s

This disease cannot be cured but medical marijuana eases symptoms to give patients a better quality of life. MM helps ease the anxiety and frustration that comes along with memory loss. Additionally:

Marijuana strains that help with associated proteins and anxiety include:

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