(ORDO NEWS) — Parkinson’s disease is one of the pathologies that cannot be cured. The disease causes a serious disruption in the transmission of signals from the brain to the nervous system.
This, in turn, leads to uncontrolled movements. Also often there is trembling, stiffness. Affected people experience severe coordination difficulties.
Parkinson’s disease is extremely difficult to establish at an early stage of development, because its signs appear very slowly.
Scientists said that one of the early signs of a problem may be a change in a person’s gait. For example, he may start swinging his arms abruptly while walking, which is the result of muscle stiffness, which in turn is a clear sign of a problem.
When muscle stiffness is present, it is not only difficult for a person, but it is also painful to move muscles. It is worth paying attention to the fact that stiffness can occur not only in the hands, but also in the legs or other parts of the body.
In this regard, the gait begins to change. The person moves slowly, there is a strong heaviness in the legs. Difficulties that arise directly during movement may indicate the development of an early stage of Parkinson’s disease.
Experts note another serious sign. When a person walks, it seems to him that he has “frozen” with his feet to the surface of the road and he is incredibly cold. This may well be a sign that the disease is progressing very quickly.
The British National Institute on Aging said that people with Parkinson’s disease have a specific gait. When they move, the body leans forward a little, the steps become small and very fast, while they can hardly move their arms. Scientists emphasized that such signs can appear at the very beginning only on one side of the body.
Other signs of Parkinson’s disease include tremors in various parts of the body and head. It becomes very difficult for a person to chew and swallow, coordination becomes poor and serious speech problems appear.
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