It is hard to tell if you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Here are 10 signs that a person might have the disease. Remember that not a single one of these signs means that you should worry about Parkinson’s , but if you see more than one sign you should consider making an appointment with Dwarka’s best neurologists, or book an appointment in the best hospital for mental disease in Dwarka.
Have you recently noticed a little shaking or tremors in your fingers, thumb, hand ? A tremor while at rest is a common early sign of Parkinson’s disease.
What is considered normal shaking?
Shaking is normal after loads of exercise, if you are feeling stressed or if you have been injured. Shaking could also be caused by a medicine you took.
Has your handwriting getting much smaller than it was in the past? You might notice the way you’re writing words has changed, for example the letter sizes are smaller and the words are more crowded together. A change in handwriting may be a sign of Parkinson’s disease.
What is normal?
Sometimes writing can change as you get older, if you have stiffness in your hands or fingers or poor vision.
Have you noticed your sense of smell is no longer what it used to be, you can’t smell certain foods very well at all? If you seem to have trouble smelling foods like bananas, dill pickle, you should consult your doctor.
Do you move around suddenly in bed or act out your dreams when you are asleep? Sometimes, your partner will notice. Sudden movements while sleeping could be a sign of Parkinson’s disease.
Do you have problems moving your bowels without putting strain every day? Straining to move bowels could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease and you should talk to your doctor.
Softness in voice
Have other people told you that your voice is very soft or that you sound hoarse? If there has been a change in your voice you should see your doctor about whether it could be Parkinson’s disease. Sometimes you might think other people are losing their hearing, when really you are speaking more softly.
So look out for these signs of Parkinson’s disease.