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How do you diagnose Parkinson's disease?

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In brief: Good History & Exam!

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.

In brief: Good History & Exam!

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.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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In brief: Parkinson's

This is a disease of older adults and affects males far more than females.
Common signs include shaking of the arm at rest, difficulty walking and balancing, stiffness of the limbs, and perhaps changes in memory and behaviour. Typically, a neurologist should be seen early, as treatment varies from case to case.

In brief: Parkinson's

This is a disease of older adults and affects males far more than females.
Common signs include shaking of the arm at rest, difficulty walking and balancing, stiffness of the limbs, and perhaps changes in memory and behaviour. Typically, a neurologist should be seen early, as treatment varies from case to case.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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