Parkinson’s can affect anyone, especially in later years. Males are more likely to get the disease, but it’s important for both aging males and females to know the signs. The following symptoms could signal Parkinson’s disease. Be sure to get checked out if you have one common irritable symptom (page 9).
1. You can’t smell as well as you used to
A loss of smell is one of the most overlooked symptoms of Parkinson’s. And patients have reported it’s one of the first symptoms they notice. The connection between Parkinson’s and smell is not perfectly clear. Some experts think the area of the brain that controls smell is one of the first areas affected by the disease.
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