How do you diagnose Parkinson's disease?

Good History & Exam! Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams.
Parkinson's. This is a disease of older adults and affects males far more than females. Common signs include shaking of the arm at rest, difficulty walking and balancing, stiffness of the limbs, and perhaps changes in memory and behaviour. Typically, a neurologist should be seen early, as treatment varies from case to case.

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How could parkinson disease be prevented?

Parkinson. Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote. Read more...

Are there any treatment that works for parkinson disease?

Surgical? Essentially there are medications and surgery. Surgical treatment would likely consist of deep brain stimulation or dbs but, you should confirm this with a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Read more...