Parkinson Disease Symptoms

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Signs And Symptoms of
Parkinson's Disease

Although neurologists can't determine the exact
cause of this disease, it's important to be aware of
its signs and symptoms.

First it is important to understand what Parkinson's
disease is so you can understand the way it
manifests.

Parkinson's is a neurological condition that affects
the nerve cells in the brain. There are certain cells
in the brain that create a chemical called dopamine.

When nerve cells stop producing dopamine, the
brain cannot send signals correctly throughout the
body, which causes the loss of muscle function.

Parkinson's disease
symptoms vary from
person to person. Early
signs usually go
unnoticed. Symptoms
usually start on one
side of the body and
then spread to the
other side. The
exponentially get
worse as time goes on.

One of the first warning
signs of this disease is
called Tremor or
shaking. Although it is
normal to shake after
exercise or after
suffering an injury, if
you find yourself
twitching or shaking
during relaxing times
this can be an early sign
of Parkinson's disease.

Another early sign of Parkinson's is a change in
your handwriting. The letters might become smaller
and the words are more crowded together.

Although handwriting
does change as you
get older it's
important to learn
the reason why. The
change in hand
writing might be due
to arthritis or poor
vision and not
because of
Parkinson's.