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What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

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  • Stiff muscles
  • Tremor
  • Slow movements
  • Changes in walking
  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble with balance
  • Forward or backward lean that can cause falls
  • Stooped posture, with bowed head and slumped shoulders
  • Head shaking
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble peeing or pooping
  • Tiredness
  • Drooling
  • Skin problems, such as dandruff
  • Difficulty swallowing and chewing
  • Trouble having an erection or orgasm
  • Lightheadedness or fainting when standing up
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Dementia, or trouble with thinking and reasoning
  • Loss of smell
  • Too much sweating

SOURCES:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

We Move: "Diagnosis."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Mayo Clinic: “Parkinson’s Disease.”

National Parkinson Foundation: “10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease,” “Motor Symptoms.”

American Parkinson Disease Association: “Facial Masking.”

National Health Service (UK): “Parkinson’s disease -- Symptoms.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Parkinson’s Disease Dementia.”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Symptoms."

We Move: "Diagnosis."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Mayo Clinic: “Parkinson’s Disease.”

National Parkinson Foundation: “10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease,” “Motor Symptoms.”

American Parkinson Disease Association: “Facial Masking.”

National Health Service (UK): “Parkinson’s disease -- Symptoms.”

Alzheimer’s Association: “Parkinson’s Disease Dementia.”

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on August 26, 2019

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