Parkinson Disease Symptoms in Men

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The symptoms of Parkinson's disease begin gradually and worsen over time. According to the Mayo Clinic, men are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease then women, and other risk factors include family history, older age and exposure to poisons such as herbicides and pesticides. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease include movement disorders, mental changes and changes in speech and coordination.

Depression

  • According to the Mayo Clinic, depression may be one the earliest symptoms of Parkinson's disease and can cause difficulty with coping as the disease worsens.

Tremors

  • Characteristic symptoms of Parkinson's disease include tremors, repeated motions of the hands and a general slowing of movement, especially shuffling of the feet.

Expression

  • Men with Parkinson's disease may lose their facial expressions, including blinking, smiling and gesturing, and may instead adopt a blank stare.

Sexual dysfunction

  • Symptoms of Parkinson's disease in men include erectile dysfunction and decreased interest in sexual activity.

Urinary problems

  • Some men with Parkinson's disease may have urinary incontinence, while others may have difficulty urinating.

Sleep problems

  • Falling asleep during the day in the middle of an activity and insomnia, which is an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, are symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Dysphagia

  • Late-stage symptoms of Parkinson's disease include dysphagia, which is difficulty with or an inability to swallow.

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