Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes the brain to become progressively more damaged over time, said the NHS. You could be at risk of the neurodegenerative condition if you develop persistent fatigue that filters through your entire body, it’s been revealed.
Parkinson’s is caused by a loss of nerve cells in a specific part of the brain.
These nerve cells are used to help send messages between the brain and the nervous system.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms tend to develop gradually, and only appear as mild at first.
One of the key early warning signs of the neurodegenerative condition is unexplained tiredness, it’s been revealed.
“Fatigue is a common but under-recognised problem for people with Parkinson’s disease,” said APDA.
“Fatigue can be defined as an unpleasant sensation of lacking energy, making the performance of routine activities, physical or mental, a strain.
“When people with Parkinson’s disease are asked about fatigue, they use phrases such as, ‘I feel run down, I am out of energy, I am unable to do anything, I can’t get motivated’.
“Multiple studies in the United States and Europe show that about one-third of people with PD consider fatigue their single most bothersome symptom.”
Source: | Daily Express