Do you know anyone with any of these symptoms?
As in most diseases, Parkinson’s has symptoms from the initial phase, which will depend a lot on the person who is suffering from it.
This time, we want you to know what some of the early symptoms of Parkinson’s may be so that you can make sure you are taking proper care of your loved ones and yourself.
Trembling. A tremor that comes on suddenly, either in the hands, arms, lips or part of the face, can be an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, we recommend that you always be aware of how often this happens to you. Keep in mind that occasional body part tremors are considered normal, especially if you have an injury or have been exercising a lot.
Sleeping problems. By this we do not mean insomnia, but rather that the person moves around too much while sleeping. Sometimes the person may even fall out of bed frequently. The type of movements may be jerky or light and usually occur on most nights.
-Bent back. It is common that in the early stages of Parkinson’s, the person begins to have difficulty keeping his or her back upright. This results in the person not being able to stand up straight and giving the appearance of being shorter in stature.
Radical changes in writing. If you begin to notice that your handwriting has changed a lot in size, you should check to see if you don’t have any of the other symptoms mentioned here. In this case, the letter becomes smaller than before and tends to join words together a lot, leaving almost no spaces between them.
Constipation. Having difficulty going to the bathroom is another symptom that may occur at an early stage. You may start to get constipated, even if you have enough fiber in your diet. Therefore, the person should analyze if the problem comes from any medication he or she is taking.
Mask” appearance (lack of facial expression). Another symptom is that the person does not have very noticeable physical features or that there is an absence of blinking. This is why this symptom is known as the mask aspect, due to the appearance the person takes on.
Loss of smell. If you suddenly have a significantly decreased sense of smell, you may be developing Parkinson’s disease. Even when it comes to smells that always tend to be very strong, such as pickles, pepper, cinnamon, among others. Keep in mind that it will not always be Parkinson’s, remember that when the person has a cold the nose can become stuffy.
-Voice too low. Parkinson’s may cause you to speak in a lower voice than normal, when you used to speak in a higher pitch. The voice may become a little hoarser in turn.
Problems getting around. One of the most noticeable symptoms is that some extremities of the body become stiff. This means that they feel heavy or like they can’t move well. This can cause the person to have trouble walking well, sitting, lying down, etc.