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Parkinson's heralds itself well in advance - these warning signs should not be ignored

2020-10-26T22:16:00.399Z

Around 220,000 people in Germany are affected by Parkinson's, typical symptoms are an unsteady gait and trembling hands. You should take the following early warning signals seriously.



Around 220,000 people in Germany are affected by Parkinson's, typical symptoms are an unsteady gait and trembling hands.

You should take the following early warning signals seriously.

  • The London doctor James Parkinson first described the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in 1817.

  • The following symptoms are typical for the disease of the nervous system: tremors (tremor) and sedentary lifestyle (akinesia).

  • However, these usually only appear in the advanced stages of the disease.

    However, there are signs of Parkinson's that are noticeable years in advance

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In Parkinson's disease, also called Parkinson's disease, the brain cells responsible for mobility gradually die off.

As a result, those affected find it increasingly difficult to walk and grab.

Affected people find it difficult to move their legs and arms, everything happens more slowly.

Sick people often walk with triple steps, their arms swing less and they write increasingly smaller, as informed by Patient-Information.de as a service of the Medical Center for Quality in Medicine on behalf of the German Medical Association and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.

Also typical of Parkinson's:

The patient's face becomes more expressionless, they swallow less often and their voices become quieter.

At the onset of the disease, only one side of the body is usually affected.

Muscle tremors, especially at rest, called a tremor by doctors, suggests Parkinson's disease.

These symptoms usually appear in the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease.

But there are also complaints that announce the disease years before it breaks out

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These can be physical as well as psychological signs.

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Parkinson's: These early symptoms can herald the nervous disease

The early symptoms of Parkinson's disease can often not be clearly assigned by doctors, as they can also apply to other clinical pictures.

However, you should have the following complaints clarified by a doctor, as they could be early warning signals of Parkinson's disease

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Early diagnosis is important because early therapy can weaken and slow the disease progression.

Parkinson's disease usually announces itself insidiously, among other things through the following complaints:

  • Sensory disturbances such as pain, lack of sense of smell, tingling, numbness

  • Sleep disorders*

  • Mental illnesses like depression

  • Increasing forgetfulness and gaps in memory

  • impaired sexual functions

  • Digestive disorders such as constipation

Only a specialist can find out whether one or more of the symptoms are actually related to Parkinson's.

The right place to go are specialists in neurodegenerative diseases.

As Focus.de informs, a skin sample allows the detection of Parkinson's disease.

The Parkinson's diagnosis should be possible through the detection of certain protein deposits in the nerve endings of the skin in people at an early stage of the disease

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(jg)

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Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network

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More sources: https://www.patienten-information.de/kurzinformationen/parkinson#

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