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Tremors, rigid limbs, and slow movement are some of the most common symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Typically, symptoms will be subtle during the early stages of the disease, and then progress slowly. One of the most characteristic symptoms of this condition is a tremor, which usually begins in a hand. Other signs and symptoms include depression, constipation, and sleep disorders.
Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease: An OverviewIn 1817, James Parkinson first named and described Parkinson's disease. His rather complete account described most of the symptoms seen with this condition.
- Rigid limbs
- Slow movement (bradykinesia)
- A shuffling gait
- An inability to move (akinesia)
- A stooped posture
- Reduced facial expressions
- A soft speaking voice.