Parkinson's is not a fatal disease. What is the prognosis for you, a friend, or relative?
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What is the prognosis of Parkinson's disease?
The severity of Parkinson's disease symptoms vary greatly from individual to
individual and it is not possible to predict how quickly the disorder will
progress. Parkinson's disease itself is not a fatal disease, and the average
life expectancy is similar to that of people without the disease. Secondary
complications, such as pneumonia, falling-related injuries, and choking can lead
to death. There are many treatment options that can reduce some of the symptoms
and can prolong the quality of life of an individual with Parkinson's disease.