Nearly 1 million people have Parkinson’s disease in the United States
The condition causes tremor, stiffness and difficulty coordinating movement
(CNN)Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson’s can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.
“My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a statement. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson’s disease, a disease that bested my father.”
Jackson added that “recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful.”