Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease


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

List of symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Parkinson's Disease includes:

Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: 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. 1

More symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Parkinson's Disease, underlying causes of Parkinson's Disease, associated conditions for Parkinson's Disease, risk factors for Parkinson's Disease, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS

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