Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but medications can help control your symptoms, often dramatically.

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neuro-degenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder. Characteristics of Parkinson’s disease are progressive loss of muscle control, which leads to trembling of the limbs and head while at rest, stiffness, slowness, and impaired balance. As symptoms worsen, it may become difficult to walk, talk, and complete simple tasks. Currently, around 6.5 million people worldwide suffer from the disease.

Most people with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed when they are 60 years old or older, but early-onset Parkinson's disease also occurs at age 50, but a new problem now appears to be the number of young people, over 35 years old. Parkinson's disease can't be cured, but medications can help control your symptoms, often dramatically. With proper treatment, most individuals with Parkinson's disease can lead long, productive lives. The life expectancy is about the same as people without the disease.

Most people who develop Parkinson's disease are 60 years of age or older.

According to Dr. Bobby, the neurological counseling center Aster Medcity, because it is impossible to cure the disease, early detection and timely intervention are the best measures to help patients improve their motor function. his actions.

Neurologist recommendation, Anyone who notices changes in their movements, thinking, or other bodily functions should see a doctor.

Personality changes

The brain is often responsible for thinking, behaving, seeing and responding to certain situations in life - all shaping the personality of every human being. Any change in personality can be an early cause of Parkinson's disease. People suffering from this disease often experience stress or mental fatigue but are easily overlooked. 

Slow touch in coordinating activities

This is one of the typical signs of Parkinson's disease. Any changes in posture such as turning, turning, with, buttoning, tying shoes ... patients often do at a slow, unclear speed. Many people think that this is a sign of old age, patients often react slowly to the purposeful action. But in fact it is also an early sign of this neurodegenerative disease. 

Diminished sense of smell

Anosmia is the partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. In the early stages of Parkinson's disease, it usually affects a person's sense of smell. In studies of Parkinson's disease, people who have the disease or are at risk of being incapable of distinguishing the smell of pickles, spicy, or rotten odors .... They cannot clearly distinguish or smell the day. more and more decline when illness. 


Constipation or digestive problems are common, especially among older people. The cause may be due to a diet lacking in fiber, drink less water, but should not be overlooked, this is an indication of the occurrence of Parkinson's disease. 

Shoulder pain

This symptom is often confused with osteoarthritis. For the elderly, osteoporosis and bone loss are more likely to be suspected as a cause of Parkinson's disease. When Parkinson's bone pain is persistent, including medical intervention such as medication. If the patient takes the medicine and does not feel better, he or she should suspect that he has Parkinson's disease. 


Fatigue and a lack of energy can happen because of sleep problems and also because of the way PD affects movement.

Change in handwriting

Patients with Parkinson's disease experience symptoms such as muscular stiffness, difficulty moving fingers. One of the most noticeable sudden changes is the change of handwriting, including the change of signature, which is a sign of Parkinson's disease. The characters will suddenly become smaller ... 


When the disease has progressed, tremor often appears, it can occur in any part of the body such as arms, legs, head .... In the first stage, the patient only shows symptoms of tremor Mild on fingers, thumb, chin, lips .... Besides, you may experience slight convulsions and tremors when you try to sit or twitch limbs ... 

There was a problem moving

Because Parkinson affects the movement of the body, in the early stages of the disease, the patient may have stiff legs when walking, for example, due to stiffness of the joints. However, the numbness will gradually disappear when you start to walk, or sometimes the person will feel powerless, like a leg stuck to the floor and unable to lift. These transient symptoms are an early sign of Parkinson's. 

Sleep disorders

People with parkinson's disease also have neurological signs such as sleep disorders, depression, anxiety ... If you encounter these abnormalities, please see a neurologist. 

Losing balance

People with Parkinson's disease who have a change in posture such as bending or leaning forward are common signs. They often stoop when moving, even when standing, patients often unstable. 


Feeling dizzy or fainting after waking up, this is a symptom to think of patients with Parkinson's. 

Change in voice

Any change in voice, such as hoarseness or a different voice, is a sign of concern. Changes in speech are very common in Parkinson's patients, and in advanced stages many patients lose their voice. 

Facial paralysis

People with Parkinson's disease often do not show much emotion, due to the facial motor movement. They have trouble even laughing, talking, or blinking .... 

Moody temperament

This is common for Parkinson's patients and can also be considered an early symptom of the disease. In the case of patients with frequent mood swings, it is better for them to be taken to a specialist for full evaluation.


City International Hospital’s Neurological & Neurosurgical Clinic is a practice founded on the principles of innovative neurological care combined with skill and experience. The physicians and staff of Neurological Clinic treat each patient as a partner in the treatment of his or her own neurological condition, and patient education is central to this practice. For your convenience, Neurological Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital building.

Our Neurological Clinic offers some of the most up-to-date treatments to patients through participation in national clinical trials for multiple sclerosis, dementia, stroke, seizure, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

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Huynh Hong Chau, MD, PhD

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Vo Van Si, MD, PhD Spine surgeon
Tran Thi Mai Thy, MD, MMed Neurologist
 Huynh Thi Hong Dao, I, MD Neurologist
Le Trong Nghia, II, MD   Neurosurgeon

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