Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that progresses slowly. Some people will first notice a sense of weakness, difficulty walking, and stiff muscles. Others may notice a tremor of the head or hands. Parkinson's is a progressive disorder and the symptoms gradually worsen. The general symptoms of Parkinson's disease include:
Slowness of voluntary movements, especially in the initiation of such movements as walking or rolling over in bed.
Decreased facial expression, monotonous speech, and decreased eye blinking.
A shuffling gait with poor arm swing and stooped posture.
Unsteady balance; difficulty rising from a sitting position.
Continuous "pill-rolling" motion of the thumb and forefinger.
Abnormal tone or stiffness in the trunk and extremities.
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