Parkinson Disease: Complications

Parkinson's disease is not fatal, but it can reduce longevity. The disease progresses more quickly in older patients, and may lead to severe incapacity within 10 - 20 years. Older patients also tend to have freezing and greater declines in mental function and daily functioning than younger people. If PD starts without signs of tremor, it is likely to be more severe than if tremor had been present.

Parkinson's disease will seriously impair the standard of life in many people. The physical and emotional impact on the family shouldn't be underestimated because the patient becomes more and more keen about their support. The potential complications are Swallowing issues, Sleep problems and Sleep disorders, Smell dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction, Bradykinesia, Anxiety and Depression, Obsessive compulsive behavior, Hallucinations and mental illness, Drowsiness and incontinence or retention.

The most Possible complications of Parkinsons Disease are Chewing and swallowing (dysphagia) difficulties. The Depression may occur before other Parkinson’s symptoms appear. According to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, USA, it is thought that up to 50% of patients with PD experience a mood disturbance at some point during their illness. And some patients experience a drop in libido (sex drive). Sexual dysfunction affects more males than females. While Sleeping the patients often wake up during the night. A significant number of individuals with Parkinson’s disease find it hard to fall asleep. Being sleepy and falling asleep during the day is also common.

  • Constipation
  • Smell dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Bradykinesia
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive behavior
  • Sleep problems and sleep disorders
  • Hallucinations and psychosis

Related Conference of Parkinson Disease: Complications

Parkinson Disease: Complications Conference Speakers