Nearly one million individuals in the United States have Parkinson’s disease. This progressive disorder can lead to a number of physical and psychological symptoms such as problems with balance or sleep issues. Early detection is key in managing symptoms, so knowing the signs to look for can make a difference.
According to research from Harvard, there are no blood tests or lab tests that can detect Parkinson’s. Instead, it can only be diagnosed by a neurologist. Some conditions can cause similar symptoms, so the input of an expert can ensure a correct diagnosis.
Social Security Matters has put out a helpful guide to some of the most common early Parkinson’s disease symptoms. These include:
- Handwriting changes
- Loss of smell
- Sleep issues
- Ambulatory issues
Reach out to your doctor if you’re concerned about any of these early warning signs.
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