How to initially judge whether you have Parkinson's disease?

31/07/2020

Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder, which is more common in the elderly, and the average age of onset is about 60 years old.

According to statistics, there are more than 10 million Parkinson's disease patients in the world, and Parkinson's disease has become the "third killer" of middle-aged and elderly people after tumors and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

Parkinson's is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, which can cause limb movement disorders, resulting in common limb "stiffness, slowness, tremor" and other symptoms. The most well-known symptom of Parkinson's is hand tremor, but it may also be manifested as muscle stiffness, decreased movement, panic when walking, and smaller and smaller writing. However, many patients are often misdiagnosed because of their atypical symptoms.

The following set of self-test questions commonly used internationally can help early detection of Parkinson's and fight for treatment opportunities. (For each question below, if the answer is "yes", 1 point is counted, and "no" is 0 point.)

1. Do you have trouble getting up from the chair?

2. Are the characters you write smaller than before?

3. Has anyone said that your voice is lower than before?

4. Do you fall easily when you walk?

5. Do your feet sometimes suddenly fail to lift up like sticking to the ground?

6. Is your expression not as rich as before?

7. Do your arms or legs tremble?

8. Is it difficult for you to tie buttons yourself?

9. Do you drag your feet for small steps when you walk?

If the total score exceeds 3 points, it is recommended to see a doctor immediately, check whether it is Parkinson, and follow the doctor's advice for treatment.

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