What Are the Early Signs of Parkinson’s for Someone Who Needs Mobility Aids?
Tremor can often be the first major symptom of the disease. The classic PD (Parkinson’s disease) tremor occurs mostly while at rest (which is as known as a resting tremor) and lessens during times of sleep and when the body is actively being used. 50% of patients might present with a tremor that might reoccur with arms being outwardly stretched.
Has someone’s handwriting gotten smaller in the past? You might notice the way that you write words on a single page has changed, such the sizes of letters and words being crowded together. A change in handwriting can also be a sign.
Have you noticed that you no longer smell certain types of food well? If you have trouble smelling foods like liquorice, pickles, or bananas, it might be worth asking your doctor about the disease.
Do you have trouble trashing around in your bed or acting out bad dreams when you are in a deep sleep? Sometimes it might be your spouse that notices and might want to move to a different bed. Sudden movements while sleeping might be a sign of PD.
Trouble with movement
Are you feeling stiff in the legs, body, or arms? Have other people noticed that your arms just don’t swing like they used to when you walk? If stiffness does not go away as you move, it can definitely be a sign of PD. An early sign could be stiffness or pain in the hips or shoulders.
Straining to achieve successful bowel movements can also be an early signs of PD, and a doctor should be spoken to immediately if this is the case with you.
Low or soft voice
Have others told you that your voice is too soft or that you sound hoarse and/or breathy? If there has been a change in your voice, this can also be a sign of PD. Sometimes, instead of other people losing their hearing, it could be you speaking too softly.
Facial masking is used to refer to people who have a mad, serious, or depressed look on their face, even when they are not in a bad mood. If this sounds like you then it could be an early sign of PD.
Fainting or dizziness
Do you notice that regularly feel dizzy when standing up out of a chair? Feeling faint or dizzy could be a sign of low blood pressure, and can also be linked to PD.
Hunching or stooping
Not standing as straight as you used to? If your friends or family notice that you seem to be slouching, stooping, or leaning when you stand, it could be PD.
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