Early Symptoms of Parkison’s Disease

Early Symptoms of Parkison’s Disease

Early Symptoms of Parkison’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions worldwide. While tremors are often the most recognisable symptom, Parkinson’s can present in various ways. Early detection is crucial for optimising treatment and managing the condition effectively.

 

Here are some of the early symptoms of Parkison’s you should watch out for

Tremor: A trembling hand or foot at rest is a classic symptom, but tremors can also affect the chin, lips, or legs.

Slowness of movement (bradykinesia): Activities like getting dressed, writing, or walking may become noticeably slower and require more effort.

Rigidity: Stiffness in the muscles can make movement difficult and limit flexibility.

Loss of balance or coordination: Frequent falls or difficulty with balance can be early signs of Parkinson’s.

Small handwriting: Changes in handwriting, like smaller and more cramped writing, can be a subtle indicator.

Speech changes: Speech may become softer, slurred, or monotone.

 

Early diagnosis allows for the most effective management of Parkinson’s. By starting treatment sooner, we can help slow the progression of the disease and improve your quality of life. 

 

Additionally, early detection allows you to:

Plan for the future: Make informed decisions about your care and well-being.

Explore treatment options: Discuss the various treatment modalities available at Duchess Hospital, including medication, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy.

 

If you are experiencing any of the warning signs of Parkinson’s,  schedule an appointment with our neurologist at Duchess Hospital. Early detection and intervention are key to managing the condition and living a fulfilling life.

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