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10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson's Disease

Sometimes it is hard to tell that you might have Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is when your brain stops making an important chemical called dopamine. This chemical helps your body to move, and helps your mood. If you do have Parkinson's, you can feel better by taking a pill that helps your body to replace that chemical. Parkinson's disease will get worse slowly over time, and your doctor can help you stay healthy longer. Some of the problems listed here could be signs of Parkinson's disease.

No single one of these signs means that you should worry about Parkinson's disease. If you have more than one symptom, you should make an appointment to talk to your doctor.

Early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease gives you the best chance of a longer, healthier life.

1. Tremor or shaking

2. Small handwriting

3. Loss of smell

4. Trouble sleeping

5. Trouble moving or walking

6. Constipation

7. A soft or low voice

8. Masked face

9. Dizziness and fainting

10. Stooping or hunching over

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