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Early Symptoms Of Parkinsons Disease
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Parkinson's disease heridatary? Just found out that my sister in the early stage of it now. What test are taken to diagnose this?
Can be inherited: But not always. If you have any symptoms get evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more
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