Parkinson’s Disease and Life Insurance

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of PD are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination.

Currently there is no cure for PD but there are a variety of treatments which can provide significant relief. PD is an insurable illness especially in the early stages where there are minimal localized tremors (i.e confined to the fingers) and no treatments are required.

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