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Signs of Parkinson's Disease

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Parkinson's Disease may include:

Note that Parkinson's Disease symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Parkinson's Disease signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

It is a neurodegenerative disease that manifests as a tremor, muscular stiffness and difficulty with balance and walking. A classic pathological feature of the disease is the presence of an inclusion body, called the Lewy body, in many regions of the brain. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

The four primary symptoms of Parkinson's are tremor or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability or impaired balance and coordination. Patients may also have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks. The disease is both chronic and progressive. Parkinson's is not usually inherited. Early symptoms are subtle and occur gradually. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Parkinson's Disease?

The phrase "signs of Parkinson's Disease" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Parkinson's Disease" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Parkinson's Disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Parkinson's Disease signs or Parkinson's Disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Parkinson's Disease symptoms.


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