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Symptoms of Parkinson Disease
Parkinson disease symptoms are mild when they start, but get worse over time. Common symptoms may be:
- Slow movements
- Problems standing and walking
- Problems with handwriting and fine motor skills
- Problems doing daily tasks like dressing or standing up from a chair
- Sleep problems and fatigue
- Mood changes
- Changes in thinking
- Seeing or hearing things that are not real
- Problems passing stool or urine
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low blood pressure
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Parkinson's disease information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Parkinsons-Disease-Information-Page. Updated August 28, 2019. Accessed February 24, 2020.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 11/2019
- Update Date: 02/25/2020