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  • How to Detect the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's disease is a chronic

  • condition caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Diagnosis can sometimes take years;

  • knowing symptoms can speed up the process. You will need An observant eye and a doctor.

  • Step 1. Take note of tremors, the most common and often earliest symptom of Parkinson's

  • disease. Tremors are a steady and rhythmic shaking of the hands or feet. Step 2. Test

  • rigidity. Muscle stiffness is another common symptom. Stretch and move limbs to see if

  • they feel heavy or weak. Check for a decrease in facial expressions, as this is also an

  • indicator of rigidity. Step 3. Look for a noticeable slowness in movement, known as

  • bradykinesia. Movement may also be incomplete or hard to start. Step 4. Test the difficulty

  • of keeping balanced with a gentle push. Parkinson's disease can cause postural instability, which

  • leads to loss of balance. Check for a bent-forward posture when standing. This adds to the loss

  • of balance. Step 5. Look for a loss in automatic movements, such as blinking or swallowing.

  • Parkinson's disease reduces many functions that are normally unconscious. Step 6. If

  • you notice any of these symptoms, consult a doctor for a thorough examination. Did you

  • know Did you know? Parkinson's disease does not only affect the elderly. Ten percent of

  • Parkinson's patients are 40 years or younger.

How to Detect the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's disease is a chronic

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How to Detect the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

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    James posted on 2015/06/16
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