A Lifelong Progressive Disease
Dealing with Parkinson's can be difficult. But getting the compensation you deserve isn't out of the question.
An Overview on Parkinson's
A progressive nervous system disorder, Parkinson's may begin nearly unnoticeable. Often times, the earliest symptoms can include a minor tremor in just one hand, limb, or even finger. It can often be hard to notice Parkinson's in the early stages, as the symptoms may be largely mild, and almost completely unnoticeable.
Unfortunately, Parkinson's symptoms will continue to worsen over time. The symptoms associated with Parkinson's may continue to slowly develop over the years. Additionally, the progression of symptoms can be different from person to person due to the diversity of the disease.
Typically, those with Parkinson's will have their first symptoms appear in the later stages of the disease since many of the neurons have already been impaired. These symptoms are often categorized into stages, with certain stages being associated with different symptoms.
Symptoms of Parkinson's
Parkinson's is best classified as a progressive nervous system disorder that can impact a patient's movement. In most cases, symptoms will start gradually, with effects such as a barely noticeable tremor in one single hand.
The symptoms associated with Parkinson's can be different for each and every person. Some of the common signs of Parkinson's include:
- Tremor or shaking that typically begins in one limb, often a hand or finger
- Slowed movement may become more noticeable over time, which can make simple tasks more difficult
- Rigid muscles and muscle stiffness may occur in any part of your body.
- Impaired posture and balance
- Loss of automatic movements, which can include blinking, smiling or arm movements
- Changes in handwriting
Common Causes of Parkinson's
The breaking down of certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain leads to the development of Parkinson's. When these neurons become damage or degrade, it causes abnormal brain activity, which can lead to impaired movement and other common symptoms of Parkinson's.
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Parkinson's is typically accompanied by a wide variety of additional problems, some of which may be treatable. Some common complications associated with Parkinson's include:
- Thinking difficulties and other cognitive problems may appear in the later stages of the disease. Unfortunately, most cognitive problems are not highly responsive to medication.
- Emotional changes are also another common complication of the disease. Depression, anxiety, and other emotional diseases may be treatable with medication.
- Difficulty swallowing can also be a challenge for many patients, and in many cases, saliva may accumulate in a person's mouth due to slowed swallowing.
- Patients with Parkinson's ay also have sleep-related problems, which can include waking up frequently throughout the night, waking up early, or falling asleep through the day.
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