Parkinson's disease

Updated 24 March 2016

Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

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The four initial primary symptoms of Parkinson's are:

- tremor or trembling mostly in the hands, arms, and jaw

- rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk

- slowness of movement (bradykinesia)

- postural instability or impaired balance and coordination.

Early symptoms are subtle and occur gradually.

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Treating Parkinson's disease 

What is Parkinson's disease?

Causes of Parkinson's disease 

Revised and reviewed by Prof Carr February 2015. Reviewed by Dr Andrew Rose-Innes, MD, Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven.