Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.
What are the symptoms?
There are over 40 symptoms of Parkinson’s. But the 3 main symptoms of Parkinson's are a tremor (shaking), slowness of movement and rigidity (muscle stiffness).
Everyone’s experience is different. And not everyone will experience all of these symptoms.
Your next steps
How can I get support?
If you're worried you have Parkinson's, you may have lots of questions. That’s normal. We’re here to help answer them.
From practical tips and guidance, someone to listen on the phone or in person, or opportunities to connect with other people. We have the right support to help you feel more in control.
You can also get support from the Parkinson’s community. People who have been in your shoes. Find a local group, join our online forum community and read real life stories and tips in our magazine.
Speak to someone now
Our helpline and Parkinson's advisers are here to answer any questions you have around diagnosis and your next steps. Call 0808 800 0303 to get in touch.
If you need emotional support urgently, the Samaritans can offer listening support 24 hours a day everyday. Call them on 116 123.
How I found out I had Parkinson's
Gary knew something was wrong, but not what. In this story, he talks about how falling from a ladder led to him finding out he had Parkinson’s.