Top
20
Doctor insights on: Parkisons Symptoms

Share
1

1
What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Several key issues!!: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Further Detail: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Tremors: Initially, one may notice only a unilateral tremor when the hand is resting. Later there can be imbalance and stiffness using arms and legs, but pts can also experience cognitive changes, and problems with swallowing. The issues are progressive, but can be treated and often very well controlled. ...Read more

4

4
Can Parkinson's disease symptoms be slowed down?

Can Parkinson's disease symptoms be slowed down?

Yes: Parkinsons disease cannot be cured but can be helped by medication and other treatments. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/parkinsons-disease/ds00295. ...Read more

5

5
What are the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the main 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

6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Does Parkinson's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Does Parkinson's disease usually cause many symptoms?

But, Rx Available!!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What are symptoms of the onset of Parkinson's disease?

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

Tremor, Poor Control: Tremor or poor control of movement are typical presenting signs. Loss of smell can also be a sign of pd. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is Parkinson's disease and what are the symptoms?

What is Parkinson's disease and what are the symptoms?

Loss of dopamine: Gradual loss of Dopamine cells in the brain and specifically an area called substantial nigra leads to a group of clinical symptoms and signs: tremor at rest, slow movements, rigid muscles, gait shuffling, lack of facial expression, small handwriting etc. ...Read more

11

11
Can you get Parkinson's disease symptoms at a young age?

Can you get Parkinson's disease symptoms at a young age?

MAY BE MEDS INDUCED: U have to know the difference bw parkinsonism and parkinson disease, one is genetic and occurs due to depleted Dopamine in substantia nigra, where we make dopamine, and the other could be due to meds especially due to meds causing it especially antipsychotics may need a neuro consult, if positive for family history. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
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

13

13
What are the most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Slowing: Parkinson's disease is identified by a resting tremor, shuffling gate, rigid extremities, slow movements, and an flat affect (emotionless expression). Theses symptoms may appear differently during different stages of the disease. A neurologist can evaluate you for parkinson's disease, and prescribe medications that can help with the movement disorder symptoms. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
14

14
I am worried I may have early onset Parkinson's symptoms?

I am worried I may have early onset Parkinson's symptoms?

Sound Familiar?: 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

16

16
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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are the lesser-known symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

What are the lesser-known symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

A variety: Difficulty swallowing, constipation, drooling, confusion, hallucinations, fluctuating levels of responsively, poor size and distance judgement, repetitive poking and pushing nearby small objects, orthostatic hypotension, PAIN which can be horrible. ...Read more

18

18
Could rapping or beatboxing help relieve Parkinson's symptoms?

Parkinson's: To my knowledge there has not been any definitive research on this. Some researcher think that continued use of memorization and repetitive movements may help the slow the progression of the disease. If you like singing, go for it! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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