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Doctor insights on: Early Symptoms Of Parkinsons Disease

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Could you tell me what are chances for me to experience early symptoms of Parkinson's disease at age 16?

Could you tell me what are chances for me to experience early symptoms of Parkinson's disease at age 16?

Parkinson's disease: The chances are very very low. The risk may be higher if you have.A first degree relative with the disease who's condition also started at a very young age. The risk could be higher if thee is a known familial type of parkinson's disease among your relatives. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease? Also behaviours?

What are the early signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease? Also behaviours?

Tremors: Parkinson's if most often a disease of mid- to late- life (ages 50 and up). But, as michael j. Fox shows, it can happen early to some people. Parkinson's disease usually manifests as a certain kind of tremor. The affected person's face can be less mobile or expressive, and, eventually, it becomes harder and harder to initiate movements, like standing up from a chair. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early or mild parkinson disease?

What are the symptoms of early or mild parkinson disease?

Slow progression: These symptoms typically involve resting tremor, slowness of body movements & rigidity of muscles & posture. They always begin on one side, then effect the midline (face, voice & balance, & finally do spread to involve the other side. Early pre-motor symptoms include: rbd (acting out dreams while sleeping), anosmia (loss of smell), constipation & depression. Also, slow mental clarity/st memory. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Please help! what is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What can be initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the common symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Here's a Brief list: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, small/scratchy penmanship, etc. Non-physical symptoms can include cognitive decline, depression, anxiety, sleepiness, constipation, ed, low bp, acting-out dreams. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

See below: Most often there is a unilateral resting tremor in hand, but occasionally there may be vague stiffness or gait imbalance. On occasion, one might see chronic constipation, or impaired swallowing which seems nonspecific, and unilateral foot dystonia, or cramping may occur very early. If there is a question or if runs in your family, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease?

What are the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease?

Several..: Parkinson's is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.The motor symptoms of parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra. Early in the course of the disease, the symptoms are movement-related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, cognitive issues: dementia and depression. ...Read more

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What are the milder, more subtle symptoms to Parkinson's disease?

What are the milder, more subtle symptoms to Parkinson's disease?

Many: Mild poverty of movements, falls, writing in small letters (micrographia) inability to change positions especially in bed, diminution of the sense of smell, constipation or urinary problems etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Please tell me what are some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

PD symptoms: Motor: stiffness, slowness, tremor, often on one side first. Gait can slow, balance can worsen. Non-motor: constipation, smell changes, mood changes, blood pressure changes, acting out dreams, among others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease? How do I know if I have it?

Talk to your doctor : Usually occurs in people over age 50. Tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural instability. Cognitive impairment also common. See your doctor for an exam. It would be uncommon in someone your age. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease different in younger than older folks?

Are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease different in younger than older folks?

Yes, in some ways: Young patients are more likely to develop inconsistent symptom relief ("on" vs "off" states) & dyskinesia (writhing, twisting, jerking movements). This is because they live longer with pd & have a longer period over which their brain degenerates & makes mal-adaptive changes to compensate, causing these problems. They may also develop pd younger because they have a more severe form to begin with. ...Read more

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What are early signs of Parkinson's disease?

What are early signs of Parkinson's disease?

Some signs: If you have shaking of you hands/arms while limbs at rest, if your balance is unsteady, and you are taking tiny little steps uncertainly, if you are developing progressive constipation, and swallowing is troublesome, if your shoulders and limbs feel tight and stiff, if you organizational skills are failing, and judgement and visual skills an issue, or you are experiencing twisting of a foot. ...Read more

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Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

Is constant yawning a symptom of Parkinson's disease?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about early signs of Parkinson's disease?

Can you tell me about early signs of Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's Disease: Early signs are gait or walking difficulties, tremor in the hands which are described as "pill-rolling" like someone is rolling a pill between the thumb and index finger. Though unusual an early sign can be slurring of the speech. ...Read more

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Can pots syndrome me an early sign of Parkinson's disease?

Can pots syndrome me an early sign of Parkinson's disease?

POTS not risk for PD: Although people with parkinson's disease may have some signs of autonomic nervous system dysfunction- postural orthostatic tachycardic syndome (pots) is not recognized as a risk factor in the development of parkinson's disease. It can exist as 2 separate entities but it is not believed to be a cause/effect type of relationship. I've included a chart which shows where parkinson's and pots are. ...Read more

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Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Not uncommon: Early Parkinsonian signs may be somewhat non-specific, such as foot dystonia, or nonspecific gait imbalance. The cardinal features of tremor, rigidity, cog wheeling, and characteristic gait may develop later. Sometimes, the initial tremor at rest may be mislabeled. ...Read more