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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:
  • Tremors
  • Slow movements
  • Stiffness
  • Problems standing and walking
  • Problems with handwriting and fine motor skills
  • Problems doing daily tasks like dressing or standing up from a chair
  • Pain
  • 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

References

Homayoun H. Parkinson Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Sep 4;169(5):ITC33-ITC48.
Parkinson disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/parkinson-disease. Updated October 4, 2019. Accessed February 24, 2020.
Parkinson disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/movement-and-cerebellar-disorders/parkinson-disease. Updated December 2018. Accessed February 24, 2020.
Parkinson's disease. American Association of Neurological Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aans.org/en/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Parkinsons%20Disease.aspx. Accessed February 24, 2020.
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.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
  • Review Date: 11/2019
  • Update Date: 02/25/2020
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