Parkinson is a progressive neurological disease that might lead to issues with movement. It is caused when the cells of a brain area called “substantia nigra” begin to die, thus affecting coordinated and smooth muscle movements of your body. Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, which is known as chronic and might worsen over time. Since this health issue is usually misdiagnosed with other health issues, here are the top 10 Parkinson symptoms to know.
Loss of Smell
Hyposmia or the loss of ability to smell is a quite common sign of Parkinson’s disease. This olfactory dysfunction is affecting around 70% to 90% of people around the world. In fact, it is one of the most obvious symptoms of this health issue which is not associated with movements. Loss of smell would occur a few years before it starts to affect the movement. Those patients with hyposmia tend to experience a dull sense of smell, trouble detecting odors, identify smells, and telling the differences between odors. However, keep in mind that hyposmia could be caused by many factors such as chemical exposures, smoking, age and other health issues such as Huntington’s or Alzheimer’s. So make sure to consult with your doctor for a precise diagnosis.