Parkinson’s Symptoms

Basically Parkinson’s symptoms can be categorized as:

Motor Symptoms

Motor symptoms affect your movement and are symptoms that your doctor can see.

Primary Motor Symptoms

  • Slowed movement (Bradykinesia)
  • Tremor
  • Gait Problem
  • Rigidity or stiffness
  • Postural instability

Secondary Motor Symptoms

  • Micrographia (Abnormally small or cramped handwriting)
  • Facial masking
  • Unwanted accelerations (movements which are too quick)
  • Speech difficulty or changes in speech, including slurred speech or softness of voice
  • Drooling

Non Motor Symptoms

Symptoms which not related to motor ability.

  • Cognitive changes
  • Mood disorders
  • Orthostatic hypotension (a drop in blood pressure when standing, light-headedness)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Constipation
  • Vision problems
  • Sexual problems

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