How to recognize Parkinson's disease?

Learn everything about Parkinson's disease right from symptoms and when to contact your doctor. Parkinson's disease cannot be cured but its pace can be slowed down.

With increasing age, the risk of getting diseases also increases. In old age, the health of some people may remain relatively healthy, while others have to face many problems with new diseases. One of these problems is called Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. This disorder occurs mostly in elderly people, but it can also affect younger people. Actually, Parkinson's disease affects those cells, which affect the movement of the body (motor function). Due to this reason, the person starts having difficulty doing normal physical movements. Parkinson's affects both men and women equally, however, it is seen more in women than men in India.

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Tremor (or twitching), stiffness, and slow movement of body parts are the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease and are also called motor symptoms. In addition to motor symptoms, some other symptoms can also develop from Parkinson's disease, such as the inability to maintain a straight body posture, speaking in a low voice, difficulty in passing urine and not being able to sleep at night, etc. There is also a feature of Parkinson's disease that the symptoms experienced by the person suffering from it change daily and sometimes their symptoms change every hour. There are also some symptoms of Parkinson's disease, which depend on the health of every person, and other diseases he has, such as -

  • Constipation
  • Skin sensitivity and pain
  • Difficulty speaking and swallowing
  • Feeling tired
  • Depression and other mental problems

When to see a doctor?

If you are feeling any of the above symptoms or if you are already at risk of this disease due to someone in the family already having this disease, then definitely contact the doctor.

Parkinson's disease diagnosis

There are no specific tests available to diagnose Parkinson's disease. However, there are several tests that can help diagnose neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is diagnosed by neurologists, who begin diagnosing the disease based on the symptoms the patient feels and other physical tests. If the patient thinks that the person has Parkinson's disease, then certain types of imaging tests and other tests may be done to confirm the condition.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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