Definition:

A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement, Parkinson’s Disease unfortunately cannot be cured but advancements in medications have markedly improved symptoms.

 

Symptoms:

  • Tremors, usually in your hands or fingers

  • Stiffness or slowing of movement

  • Rigid muscles

  • Soft or slurred speech

  • Loss of automatic movements including blinking, smiling or swinging your arms while you walk

  • Impaired posture and balance

 

How to treat before seeking medical advice:

If you notice any of these symptoms see a doctor.