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what can be initial symptoms of parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Tremors: Tremors in the hands at rest, problems with walking and reduced coordination in general are early symptoms.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Several Things: Before overt physical symptoms begin, one can experience pre-motor parkinson's issues: the most reliably reported 4 are chronic constipation, chronic depression, anosmia (part or complete loss of smell--which also effects taste appreciation) & rbd. Rbd stands for rem behavior disorder. Rem (dreaming stage sleep) can be accompanied by acting-out of dreams: talking, kicking, punching, running, etc.
Answered on May 7, 2016

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