I need to know if I have Parkinson's


Q: How do I know if I have nerve damage from a fall or if I have Parkinson's because I have the shakes on the right side of my body for about 2 years now

Symptoms:  The right side of my body shakes constantly and I have a problem walking and sleeping

A:   Hi
Thank you for the question.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.

Parkinson's signs and symptoms may include:
- tremor
- Slowed movement (bradykinesia)
- Rigid muscles
- Impaired posture and balance.
- Loss of automatic movements

See your Doctor if you have any of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Your Doctor will diagnose Parkinson's disease based on your medical history, a review of your signs and symptoms, and a neurological and physical examination.

I hope this will help you. Take care.

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