The beginning effects of Parkinson's Disease (PD) include resting tremor (slight shakiness in the hand while the hand is at rest) and rigidity (muscle stiffness). Typically these symptoms are unilateral (one-sided) to start. As PD progresses they soon develop on both sides.
A few other early signs of PD are Bradykinesia (slow movements), balance problems, fatigue that lasts over two weeks, gastrointestinal problems (such as constipation), slurred speech and a change in personality.
The first symptoms can include (but are not limited to) tremors, loss of balance, depression, stiffness, loss of smell and more. It is different for everyone. The symptoms are usually evident on one side in the beginning and usually include both with time. There are much progress in the way of treatment. See a neurologist/movement disorder specialist if you think you may have PD.
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