Parkinson’s is a progressive, debilitating disorder that starts in the brain cells that control motor function.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is one of more than 1 million Americans who are living with Parkinson’s disease, and each year another 60,000 are diagnosed.
The boxer's daughter, May May Ali, joins The Doctors to set the record straight about her father’s health and discuss new advancements in the fight against Parkinson's disease.
“Being a part of a Parkinson’s community and learning more about the disease, you and your family, is so important because it can improve your quality of life," she says. "The more you know, the better it is.”
- Resting tremors in hands, arms, legs and/or jaw
- Stiff joints
- Loss of coordination
- Shuffling walk
- Loss of fine motor skills
- A combination of medications can help manage symptoms
- Deep brain stimulation
- Learn about the Parkinson's Unity Walk.
- For more information and support for loved ones with Parkinson's disease, visit The Parkinson's Alliance website.