What are the typical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

The main symptom is the modification of movement, which derives from muscle stiffness. The most well-known symptom of Parkinson’s disease is limb tremor. However, it is important to know that not every patient diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease experiences the involuntary movement of limbs. Sometimes, the main symptom is the slowness of movement and muscle stiffness.

According to the latest research, the disease affects the digestive system and it may also be accompanied by autonomous symptoms of the nervous system, such as involuntary urination (urinary incontinence), the modification of saliva secretion or olfaction, sleep disorder, moodiness and with the progress of the disease, mental decline also appears.

Parkinson’s disease can be identified by a thorough examination of the nervous system. It is recommended that you visit a neurologist as soon as you perceive the first symptom.

What are the symptoms that may imply Parkinson’s disease?

  • The slowness of movement, which derives from muscle stiffness.

  • Modified posture, the patient slightly bends his/her back.

  • The patient’s steps are short and the patient can barely lift his/her feet off the ground.

  • When walking, the upper limbs do not move together, that is, the patient’s arms are stiff or bent.

  • The upper limbs of the patients are hard to bend or bend intermittently.

  • Involuntary movement of limbs, which can be arm tremor or leg tremor, often both.

  • Difficulties with balance might also appear.

The treatment of Parkinson’s disease

The level of the disease can be kept down for a long time depending on the current phase of the disease and the symptoms by medicated treatments and movement therapy. If the patient suffers from depression, which often develops due to the struggle with the disease, psychological or psychiatric treatment may also be needed.

Parkinson’s syndrome is not the same as Parkinson’s disease

There are so-called Parkinson’s syndromes, which have similar symptoms to those of Parkinson’s disease but a thorough examination of the nervous system excludes Parkinson’s disease.

In these cases, a medication, a circulatory disorder, an infection or other metabolic-toxic materials are responsible for the development of the movement disorder. The diagnosis can be determined based on the clinical symptoms but special laboratory and imaging examinations are needed to exclude other diseases of the nervous system.


Tremor is the involuntary movement of the limbs, that is, shaking. Being one of the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, tremor should be examined by all means.

However, it is not certain that tremor implies Parkinson’s disease because there are different types of tremors.

Essential tremor is congenital but there are tremors that can be connected to a toxic state as well. Tremor might be the symptom of other diseases of the nervous system, which have to be diagnosed and treated.

You can book an appointment at MIND Clinic for a thorough examination of your nervous system. A holistic view of treatment is applied in our institution, therefore, our specialists will provide you all the help you need to determine the exact diagnosis and for the treatment of the disease.

If you experience any of the symptoms, visit one of the following specialists of our Clinic:

Dr. Tibor Kovács - neurologist

Dr. Szabolcs Szatmári - neurologist

Take the first step towards your recovery: book an appointment by calling us on +36 70 905 30 80 or write an email to idopont@mind.hu.

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