Sometimes it is difficult to say if your parent, or loved one, has Parkinson’s disease. If you spot the early signs of Parkinson’s disease, you should make an appointment as soon as possible. One individual symptom doesn’t necessarily mean your loved one suffers from the disease, but it is always better to check with a specialist to be sure. Here are some of the early signs:

Tremors

When you (or they) take a rest, do you suddenly experienced a tremor in your hand or chin? Small tremors are normal after exhausting activities, but not if you have been relaxing for some time.

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You Can’t Smell

One of the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease is losing your sense of smell. If you’ve noticed that scents are weaker than before or you can’t smell certain types of food, consult your doctor.

Sleeping Issues

There are some people who move all over the bed while asleep. However, if you suddenly start thrashing around in bed while experiencing other symptoms as well, get a check-up.

Dizziness

Even people in their late 20s sometimes feel dizzy when they stand up too quickly. This is normal from time to time, but if it starts happening often, you may have a problem – especially if it leads to fainting. This signals that your blood pressure is lower than usual, and that can be related to Parkinson’s.

Constipation

Constipation is also a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. However, it you are constipated, it doesn’t mean you have the condition. The problem starts when you experience two or more of these signs in the same period of time.

These are the most common early signs of Parkinson’s disease, but there are many more, such as: a weakened voice, trouble with walking, and smaller handwriting. To learn about the others, read here.

 

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