Swim warning to Parkinson’s disease sufferers who use deep brain stimulation device – The Irish News

A small group reported losing their ability to swim with the aid switched on.

Scientists have warned Parkinson’s sufferers using a deep brain stimulation device to be cautious about swimming after a group of people reported losing their ability to swim.

According to a study by the American Academy of Neurology, the swimming skills of nine individuals deteriorated once they had deep brain stimulation surgery, despite being good swimmers before and after their Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.

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