Complications of Parkinson's are SERIOUS
Did you know that the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and prevention rated (COMPLICATIONS) from Parkinson’s disease as the 14th top cause of Death in the United States?
Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal, but the complications can be serious. For Example, Difficulty swallowing can lead a patient to aspirate food into lungs which can than lead to Pneumonia or other pulmonary conditions. In addition, loss of balance can lead to a fall that may cause serious injuries or even death. Incidents depend greatly on a patients overall health and age.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly overtime in most people who have the disease. Symptoms take years to develop and those with Parkinson’s live years with the disease.
Here Are 10 Early Warning signs of the disease:
- Trouble moving or walking (Stiffness in body, arms, or legs
- soft low voice (If there has been a change in voice, your voice is soft when speaking
- Masked face (Have you been told that you look: mad, serious, depressed and your NOT)
- Dizziness of fainting ( fainting or dizzy, also signs of low blood pressure
- Hunching over or stooping
- Tremors or shaking (in your finger, thumb, hand, chin, or lip)
- Small Handwriting (Overtime writing may get smaller and smaller)
- Loss of smell (Trouble smelling certain foods: bananas, pickles, of licorice
- Trouble sleeping (Sudden movement during sleep)