Women have a slightly lower risk than men to develop Parkinson's disease. On average, women only get the disease at a slightly higher age than men. Finally, women suffer from tremors more often than men, and the tremor-dominant form of Parkinson's disease has a slightly more favourable progression than the form that is not or hardly associated with shaking. But other than that there are no major differences between men and women with Parkinson's disease. However, men and women seem to handle care differently: for example, men more often go to another hospital for a second opinion, and participate more often in scientific research than women.


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