Neurological Damage, Neurorehabilitation, Rehabilitation

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease


Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that presents a variety of distinctive symptoms that can significantly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it. Here, we will delve into the most prominent signs of this disease:

1. Tremors

Considered one of the most identifiable symptoms of Parkinson’s, tremors usually begin subtly, appearing in a hand or finger before spreading to other parts of the body. These tremors may worsen with stress or fatigue and may decrease during sleep or concentration on a specific task.

2. Muscle Stiffness

Muscle stiffness is a common feature of Parkinson’s, caused by the involuntary and continuous contraction of muscles. This stiffness can make movement uncomfortable and limited, making everyday activities such as walking or getting up from a chair difficult. Stiffness can also cause pain and discomfort in different parts of the body.

3. Bradicinesia

This term refers to the slowness of movement experienced by people with Parkinson’s. They may notice that it takes them longer to initiate or complete simple actions, such as getting up from a chair or turning their head to look around. Bradykinesia can make it difficult to perform daily tasks and can be frustrating for those who experience it.

4. Postural Instability

As the disease progresses, it is common for people with Parkinson’s to experience difficulty maintaining balance and upright posture. This can increase the risk of falls and injuries, which can have a significant impact on autonomy and quality of life.

5. Other Symptoms

In addition to the motor symptoms mentioned above, Parkinson’s can present a variety of non-motor symptoms that can affect cognitive function and emotional well-being. These may include changes in memory, difficulties falling asleep, mood disturbances such as depression or anxiety, and problems related to the digestive and urinary systems.

Parkinson’s symptoms cover a wide range of manifestations that can vary in severity and presentation from person to person. Understanding these symptoms is essential for early diagnosis and effective management of the disease. 

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek appropriate medical care to receive an accurate diagnosis and access the necessary treatment and support.

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    Marcos James Penfold, CEO of Rehab OT. Born in Marbella with British blood. Lover of the world of health and involved with his patients through the reinstatement of skills or abilities. He shows a functional vision of the patient and his occupational performance on a daily basis. Marcos James Penfold, CEO de Rehab OT. Nacido en Marbella con sangre británica. Amante del mundo de la salud e implicado con sus pacientes mediante la reinstauración de capacidades o habilidades. Muestra una visión funcional del paciente y de su desempeño ocupacional en el día a día.

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