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What Are the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s?


What Are the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s?

doctor patientParkinson’s is officially classified as a movement disorder because it involves damage to the areas of the brain, nerves and muscles that influence the speed, quality, fluency and ease of movement. While the effects of Parkinson’s on movement are often the most visible symptoms, like tremor, other non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s like emotional and cognitive challenges, can sometimes have an even greater effect on your quality of life.

The effects of Parkinson’s not related to movement are called non-motor symptoms. Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s may actually outnumber motor symptoms and can appear years before motor symptoms.

In this article, we will help you identify and learn about the various non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s so you can take the first steps to living well.

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2 Comments on “What Are the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s?

    • Lynne

      August 27, 2019 at 9:32 pm Reply

      My husband has had episodes of light headedness and low blood pressure for which he takes midodrine 3times a day as prescribed by his cardiologist. He has no other cardiac issues. Would “northera” be the preferred drug to combat the effects of the Rytary?

      • Melani Dizon

        August 28, 2019 at 4:41 am Reply

        Hi Lynne, Thank you for reading. I recommend asking your husband’s doctor this question as his doctor knows his situation best.

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