Hi, I’m a Parkinson's expert.
Today, we’re going to talk
about the connection between sense of
smell and Parkinson’s.
Studies have shown that loss of the sense of smell can sometimes be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease.

DID YOU NOSE?

Interesting, I didn’t know there was one.
I’m ready to scroll.
Hello.









Smells commonly affected:

That’s good to know, but what exactly is Parkinson’s disease?
Good question, let’s talk about it.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

It’s the 2nd most common neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s and affects 0.3% of the world population. Every year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

When you have Parkinson’s, the part of your brain that controls movements in your body slowly degenerates.

What else should I know about Parkinson’s?

SYMPTOMS

Mobility can be affected, and many people with Parkinson’s experience tremors, stiff muscles, and loss of balance.

CAUSE

New research suggests that Parkinson’s disease is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Early detection

Many people with Parkinson’s don’t know they have treatable symptoms. Some don’t know for decades. But early detection can mean earlier treatment and help improve their quality of life.
So, if people notice a change in their sense of smell they should probably see a doctor.
Thanks for telling me about this. Now I’m in the nose about Parkinson’s.
If you experience any signs* of Parkinson's you should go see a doctor.

*Tremor, slowed movement or shuffling walk, rigid muscles/decreased range of motion, loss of automatic movements like blinking or smiling, impaired posture and balance, speech changes or writing changes, constipation, vivid dreaming, low blood pressure on standing, depression or anxiety, a family history of Parkinson’s disease, or other unexplained symptoms



If you don’t know,
now you nose.

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