How does Parkinson’s manifest itself?
Classic symptoms of the disorder include uncontrollable tremor or shaking, troubles with speech, and poor or worsened coordination. The symptoms, however, may vary in different patients. The other typical signs of Parkinson’s disease include slowed movement (bradykinesia), stiffness in limbs, and issues with balance.
The disorder, however, may also affect other body’s departments. The additional symptoms may include cognitive changes, mood and sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, vision problems, chronic constipation, etc.
Most people die with Parkinson’s disease but not from it. Sometimes, though, lethal accidents can happen. In later stages, a person with the disorder may experience problems with speech and swallowing. The latter one can lead to aspiration pneumonia, a condition that happens when liquids, foods, or other objects are being inhaled into the lungs. Moreover, people with Parkinson’s are at greater risk of falling, which also can be lethal.