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PD & Life Expectancy

Even though Parkinson's disease is a serious, progressive condition, it is not considered a fatal illness. People who have Parkinson's disease usually have the same average life expectancy as people without the disease. However, when the disease is in its advanced stages, Parkinson's disease symptoms can lead to life-threatening complications, including:

1. Falls that lead to fractured bones

2. Pneumonia

3. Choking

Thinking about the progression of Parkinson's disease can be frightening. But proper treatments can help you live a full, productive life for years to come. And good news may be on the horizon. Researchers believe that they will one day find ways to halt the progression of Parkinson's disease and even restore lost functioning.

What Will Happen to Me if I Have Parkinson's?

Problem areas in advanced Parkinson's disease

Advanced Parkinson's Disease

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