Parkinson's disease can develop rapidly or gradually over years. Many patients become severely disabled, while others continue to function properly. Estimates vary, but it is estimated that about one million people in the United States have Parkinson's.
Although this disease most commonly affects older people, especially those over the age of 55, Parkinson’s disease can also affect people in their thirties and forties.
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease: – Intentional and involuntary loss of muscle control progressively leads to a number of secondary symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.
Most patients do not experience all of them, and the intensity of symptoms varies from person to person. Some of the secondary symptoms of Parkinson's disease are as follows:
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* Difficulty swallowing saliva and food can build up in the mouth or throat and cause choking, coughing, or salivation.
* Excessive salivation
* Sweating profusely
* Loss of mental performance at the end of illness
* Psychosocial: anxiety, depression, isolation
* Dandruff, facial skin and dry scalp
* Metabolic syndrome
* Slow to respond to questions
* Postural instability
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