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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term neurological disorder that affects the movement of the body and is marked by severe joint stiffness. The patient is likely to experience involuntary shaking and tremors. The condition is progressive in nature which means that the symptoms worsen with time making it difficult for the patient to walk or even speak. Although the condition cannot be cured, the symptoms can be managed by prescribed medication and therapies. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people globally and men are at 1.5 times higher risks of developing the disease as compared to women.

What are the early signs of Parkinson’s disease?

Since the disease progresses gradually, the patient usually experiences mild symptoms in the initial stages which keep on exacerbating with time. These include:

  • Mild tremors in the hands especially while holding something.
  • Problems with coordination and balance.
  • An evident change in posture. Some patients might also develop shuffling gait
  • Facial expression become more rigid due to nerve damage
  • Difficulty with speaking marked by tremors in voice.
  • Problems with sleeping
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