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Tips for a Life Changing Parkinson's Diagnosis

Tips for a Life Changing Parkinson's Diagnosis

Parkinson’s disease is a neuromuscular degenerative disorder that robs those afflicted of their motor functions over time. The average age of a Parkinson’s diagnosis is somewhere around the age of sixty, though at times those that are younger will also be diagnosed with the disease. Cases such as those are known as Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease.

Patients with an undiagnosed condition will start to notice things such as slight tremors or trouble grasping and holding on to objects, they may have tremors in the chin or lips along with uncontrollable  twitching in the limbs mainly the legs. Smaller handwriting that crowds a page is usually a sign of Parkinson’s as well, along with a loss of smell, and increased mobility issues. There may be freezing also of the facial muscles and the arms and legs, as well as a decrease in the blink rate.