Aging or Parkinson’s? Here are 13 Ways You Can Tell
Unexplained weight loss
Weight loss may sound nice to most of us, but it can seriously affect your health when it’s caused by an illness.
Although it’s not a symptom of its own, weight loss comes as a consequence of many signs brought by Parkinson’s disease.
One of them, for instance, is tremor; even though tremors happen involuntarily, they still require plenty of energy, which can lead to unexplained weight loss. Constipation, loss of smell and psychological changes such as depression can also severely reduce the appetite, so you will no longer meet your daily nutritional needs.
As the disease progresses, tremors might make the eating process even more difficult and energy-draining, which also reduces the normal meal intake.