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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

What are the early signs of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson’s Disease can be defined as a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nerve cells. This disorder is due to the absence of dopamine. The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s include – muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. It is important to understand that Parkinson’s cannot be cured. It can only be managed with the right medication and medical attention.

Signs and Symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease:

  • Tremors: Tremor in your finger, thumbs, hand or chin. It is a common early sign of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Loss of Smell: The patient may have trouble smelling foods like bananas, dill pickles or liquorice.
  • Sleeping Trouble: Sudden movements during sleep may be a sign of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Trouble Moving or Walking: An early sign might be stiffness or pain in your shoulder or hips.
  • Constipation: If enough water or fibre is not n your diet, it can cause problems in the bathroom.
  • Soft or Low Voice: A chest cold or other virus can cause your voice to sound different.
  • Masked Face: Depressed or mad look on your face, even when you are not in a bad mood.
  • Dizziness or Fainting: Feeling dizzy or fainting can be a sign of low blood pressure and can be linked to Parkinson’s disease.
  • Stooping or Hunching Over: If you have pain from an injury or if you are sick, it might cause you to stand crookedly. Also, a problem with your bones can make you hunch over.