How to easily check an early Parkinson's disease symptom

10 early symptoms of Parkinson's

1.Problems with your sleep

Sleep and night-time problems are commonly cases in Parkinson's. People with Parkinson’s are more likely to become insomnia due to tremor, stiffness, pain and restless leg syndrome which can disrupt sleep.

2. Losing your sense of smell

People with Parkinson’s may notice that their sense of smell may not be lose and abnormal.

3. Smaller handwriting

Because of changes in the brain, people with Parkinson’s can find that their movements become smaller. This can lead to someone’s handwriting gradually getting smaller as they write.

4.Problems with your bladder

If you have Parkinson's, you may be more likely to have problems with your bladder. There are needing to use the toilet immediately without warning

5. Depression

You may have depression if you are experiencing feelings of extreme sadness or a sense of emotional 'emptiness' for a long time.

6. Anxiety

People with Parkinson's may experience anxiety, including feelings of unease, such as worry or fear, particularly in the early stages of the condition. Any concerns that someone has about living with a long-term condition may cause anxiety.

7. Fatigued

Fatigue is a tiredness that doesn’t just go away with rest. It affects up to half of people with Parkinson’s. You may feel quite fit and able one day and then too fatigued to do much the following day.

8. Tremor and uncontrollable movement

Tremor is an uncontrollable movement that affects a part of the body. A Parkinson’s tremor typically starts in the hand before ‘spreading’ to affect the rest of the arm, or down to the foot on the same side of the body.

9.Slowness of movement

Slowness of movement, also known as ‘bradykinesia’. For example, you might struggle with coordination, walking may become more like a shuffle or walking speed may slow down.

10.Stiffness, inflexibility and cramps

Parkinson’s causes stiff muscles, inflexibility and cramps. This is known as rigidity. This can make certain tasks such as writing, doing up buttons or tying shoe laces, harder. Rigidity can stop muscles from stretching and relaxing. you may be are freezing gait which you cannot walk independently.