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Are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease different in younger than older folks?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Tend to be more
Severe in the young.

In brief: Tend to be more
Severe in the young.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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