Watch Out for These Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease


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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