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is constant yawning a symptom of parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: No, though people with Parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many with patkinson's to let their mouth droop open could conceivably be confused with yawning as well.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: It could be a habit or suggest some other undelying problem.
Answered on Feb 23, 2013

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