The three main symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease are related to movement: involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body – known as tremor muscle stiffness that can make everyday tasks such as getting out of a chair very difficult – this is known as rigidity physical movements become very slow – known as Bradykinesia
A person with Parkinson’s Disease can also experience a wide range of symptoms unrelated to movement (non-motor symptoms) such as:
- daytime sleepiness
- dysphagia (difficulties swallowing)
Treating Parkinson’s Disease
There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease though a medication called levodopa has proved effective in relieving symptoms.