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What are early symptoms of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)?

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The beginning stages of progressive supranuclear palsy include the inability to walk, falling spells, and stiffness. You often feel dizzy just before falling. That sometimes is misdiagnosed as an inner ear problem or a hardening of the arteries that are blocking blood flow to the brain.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Progressive supranuclear palsy."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Fact Sheet."

Foundation for PSP | CBP and Related Brain Diseases: "Frequently asked Questions."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Progressive supranuclear palsy."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Fact Sheet."

Foundation for PSP | CBP and Related Brain Diseases: "Frequently asked Questions."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on June 10, 2017

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