Other Common Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

The range of Parkinson’s disease symptoms is unique to each person. Each individual will have a set of symptoms that may not be the same as another person’s. Commonly appearing signs may include:

  • Shuffling gait (walking) characterised by short steps, with feet barely leaving the ground
  • Stooped posture
  • Small handwriting
  • Reduced degree of facial expressions
  • Problems with balance (at a later stage)
  • Soft, monotonic and hoarse speech quality
  • Loss of sense of smell

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