10 early signs of Parkinson Disease
Do you know somebody with any of these signs?
As with most illnesses, parkinson's have early onset symptoms, which will depend heavily on the person who is suffering from it.
On this occasion, we want you to know what some of the initial symptoms of Parkinson's may be so that you can be sure to take proper control of your loved ones and yourself.
-Tremor. A tremor that occurs suddenly, whether on the hands, arms, lips or any part of the face, may be an early symptom of Parkinson's disease. Therefore, we recommend that you always be aware of how often this happens to you. Keep in mind that occasional tremors in some part of the body are considered normal and more if you have any injuries or if you have done a lot of exercise.
- Sleeping problems. With this we are not talking about insomnia, but that the person moves too much while he is sleeping. Sometimes the person can even get to fall out of bed frequently. The type of movements can be abrupt or light and usually occurs on most nights.
-Crooked back. It is common that in the initial stage of Parkinson's, the person begins to have difficulty maintaining the back erect. This results in the person not being able to stand straight and the appearance of having a lower height.
- Radical changes in writing. If the person begins to notice that his writing has changed a lot in terms of size, he should analyze if he does not have another of the symptoms mentioned here. In this case, the letter becomes smaller than before and tends to gather words together, almost leaving zero spaces between them.
-Constipation. Having difficulty in going to the bathroom is another symptom that may occur at an early stage. The person may begin to suffer from constipation, even if their diet has enough fiber. Therefore, the person must analyze if the problem comes from any medication that is taking.
-Appearance "mask" (lack of facial expression). Another symptom is that the person does not have very noticeable physical features or that there is an absence of blinking. This is why this symptom is known as a mask, due to the appearance of the person.
Loss of smell. If a significant decrease in the sense of smell suddenly occurs, the person may be developing Parkinson's. Even when it comes to odors they are always very strong, such as pickles, pepper, cinnamon, among others. Keep in mind that it will not always be Parkinson's, remember that when the person has a cold the nose can become congested.
-Voice too low. Parkinson's may cause the person to speak in a lower-than-normal voice, when speaking earlier with a higher pitch. The voice may turn a little more hoarse.
- Problems to move. One of the most notorious symptoms is that some limbs of the body become stiff. This means that they feel heavy or as if they can not move well. This can cause the person to have problems walking, sitting, going to bed, etc.