If you didn’t know that women can get Parkinson’s disease (PD), you might not guess it from the images of Parkinson’s you’ll find online, most of which depict older white men.
Although according to the Parkinson’s Foundation it’s true that men are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with PD as women in some parts of the world, that doesn’t mean that women don’t develop the disorder. They do.
Studies suggest it takes longer for women with PD to get a proper diagnosis, due at least in part to the perception that they’re far less likely to develop it, according to Indu Subramanian, MD, a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration.
Read more at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/parkinsons-disease/things-women-with-parkinsons-disease-can-do-to-get-the-care-they-need/