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How does Parkinson's eventually cause one's death?

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In brief: Other factors

Parkison's disease (pd) itself is not fatal.
However, as the disease progresses symptoms worsen and can lead to death. For example, pd can cause difficulty swallowing, which can lead to aspiration and severe pneumonia, or it can cause loss of balance leading to falls and injury.

In brief: Other factors

Parkison's disease (pd) itself is not fatal.
However, as the disease progresses symptoms worsen and can lead to death. For example, pd can cause difficulty swallowing, which can lead to aspiration and severe pneumonia, or it can cause loss of balance leading to falls and injury.
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