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What are the four hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's?

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology

The four hallmark or cardinal features of Parkinson's are:

1.  Tremor, typically occuring at rest

2.  Rigidity. This usually manifests as complaints of muscle stiffness

3.  Bradykinesia, which means slow movement.

4.  Loss of balance, which typically is a later manifestation of the illness

The four hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease are shaking (tremor) of the hands, arms, legs and face; stiffness; slow movement (bradykinesia); and difficulty with balance and coordination.

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