When the body stops making the chemical dopamine, individuals may develop Parkinson's disease. Not only does dopamine affect your mood but it also helps your body move.
The symptoms of Parkinson's disease worsen over time and there are a number of early warning signs you can look out for to determine whether or not you need to see a physician. However, it is important to keep in mind that no single symptom could mean that you have Parkinson's, according to the National Parkinson Foundation.
The most common early warning sign of Parkinson's is a tremor, or shaking. These often happen in hands, chins, lips or legs, the source stated. Medications often cause shaking as well as a significant amount of exercise.
The National Parkinson Foundation said trouble sleeping may be a sign of the disease, especially thrashing, kicking or punching while asleep. Keep in mind that it is normal for people to toss and turn every now and again.
Individuals with Parkinson's may find they no longer stand up as straight and are more hunched over. Of course, pain from an injury or illness or problems with your bones can cause you to slouch as well.
Older adults who reach out to senior care services may benefit from detecting the early warning signs of Parkinson's disease.
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