Parkinson’s disease is quite easy to recognize, compared to some other similar diseases. A person experiencing the condition usually exhibits tremors, speech difficulties, and has problems with coordination. However, people can experience this disease in different ways.
Below we have enlisted the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and how to recognize it.
Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
As we have already written, tremors are one of the most common motor signs of the condition. It is often accompanied with slow movement and stiff limbs. Coordination problems and issues with balance are also common. People with this disease usually have problems standing up as well.
These are the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease which most people focus on. However, we need to pay attention to non-motor signs as well. They are more difficult to connect with the disease, but you should be aware of them too.
Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
The problem with non-motor symptoms is that they can be easily assigned to another disease. They include: depression, anxiety, memory loss, insomnia, and speech problems. All of these signs don’t tell much, but at least they are a clear indicator that something is going on with your loved one. Apart from these symptoms, non-motor signs include issues with smell and vision, constipation, and difficulties swallowing.
These are the most common signs of Parkinson’s disease. If you notice your loved one experiences these symptoms, contact your physician as soon as possible. Sometimes you don’t immediately realize it is this disease, but at least they can point in some direction. There are several stages of the condition, and in the first stage, you cannot be certain it is Parkinson’s, so educate yourself about it as much as possible.
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