What Are Some of the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?


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Tremor, slowed movement, rigid muscles and loss of automatic movements are some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms frequently begin on one side of the body and stay worse on that side.

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What Are Some of the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?
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Tremor occurs when the sick person is awake and sitting, and it gets better when they move that part of the body, notes WebMD. It is usually the first symptom that people suffering from Parkinson’s disease experience. Though tremor is one of the common symptoms of the disease, not every person with tremor has Parkinson’s. Also, emotional and physical stress tends to make tremor more noticeable.

Loss of automatic movement may cause the person with Parkinson's to have a decreased ability to perform unconscious movements such as blinking or even smiling, explains the Mayo Clinic. Muscle stiffness may occur in any of part of the body. Stiff muscles bound any movement and cause pain.

A person sick with this disease may have speech troubles, states WebMD. He may speak softly, quickly or hesitate before talking. Slow movement is also common when the ability to move is reduced. The disease makes simple tasks difficult and may even shorten walking steps. In addition, the disease may result in impaired posture and balance. Writing may seem small and become difficult.

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