According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 500,000 people in the USA have Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological movement disorder that starts in the brain cells. Neurons, which control movement, die off; in turn, the level of dopamine, which affects the way you move, decreases in the brain.
There are several early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. They are sporadic and can be easy to miss, but it is important to visit your doctor as soon as you notice any of the following early signs of Parkinson’s disease:
1. Shaking / Tremors
If you just finished an intense workout, shaking might be considered normal. Medication might also make you twitch a little more than usual. However, do you have a slight tremor that occurs in a small part of your body like your lip or finger? Maybe when you sit down, your leg shakes. Small tremors like this are an early symptom of Parkinson’s disease. It generally happens in a limb that is relaxed.