A Balancing Act: The Struggle to Maintain Balance With PD

A Balancing Act: The Struggle to Maintain Balance With PD

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A Balancing Act: The Struggle to Maintain Balance With PD

Now and then, especially as I’ve gotten older, my gait can be a bit unsteady. I’ve been known to drift a little to the left while walking. As we age, our balance, steadiness, strength, and agility decrease, and our chances of falling increase. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), balance, walking, and gait are often major issues due to both motor and nonmotor symptoms, making them even more susceptible to falls and other injuries. As…

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