Parkinson’s disease is an incurable, non-fatal, slow progressing, chronic disorder. Its most notable symptom is a shaking, trembling hand or hand tremors.
Parkinson disease symptoms are caused by low dopamine levels, which is involved in nerve signaling movement coordination. This reduction results from death or improper working of dopamine producing neurons. As for now, the cause for this damage is unknown.
Some other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may include:
- trouble walking
- slow, rigid movement
- leg/toe muscle cramps
- muscle ache, joint pain
- arms, legs, trunk stiffness
- difficult swallowing, chewing
- impaired balance, coordination
- hands, arms, legs, jaw & face tremors
The initial shaking, stiffness tremor stage of Parkinson’s is marked by symptoms on one side of the body.
The usual age for Parkinson’s disease to start its hand tremor progression is around 60 and is more common in men.