Think that you may have Parkinson’s disease?

Here you have listed the most common signs of Parkinson’s disease, should two or more of the mentioned symptoms show in you or someone that you know, we recommend that you see your doctor for a professional consultation.

1. Twitching and shaking, also known as tremors are an early warning sign of Parkinson’s disease. These can be isolated to one side of the body, so for example if you are sitting down and don’t have the ability to control twitching or shaking of the limbs it can be an indicator for this particular illness.

2. Stiff or expressionless face.

3. Experience dizziness, especially to the point of fainting.

4. Change in posture, in persons with Parkinson’s disease you often see a stooped over position to compensate for the balance changes.

5. If your hand writing changes, particularly if it changes in size, is a clear indication that motor function is effected.

6. If there is change in the experience of smell, particularly in the ability to smell bananas, pickles, dill or liquorice it can also be caused by this illness.

7. Heightened movement whilst sleeping can also be an indication, sometimes to the extent that the afflicted individual actually falls out of bed at night.

8. Change in movement and coordination, this is very notable in walking.

9. Constipation.

10. Change in voice is also something worth noting, related again to the motoric functions of the individual, and in many cases this is something which happens gradually, meaning that the individual in question may be the last to notice.

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If you see two or several of these symptoms in yourself or in someone you know, please ensure that you get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible. And keep in mind that the more you know about the disease, the better equipped you are to tackle it should it arise.