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Stiffness in legs, etc.

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I am a 63 year old woman whose father had the stiff form of Parkinson's (no tremors), and I am concerned that I may also have it. When my foot touches something unexpectedly, my legs stiffen and sometimes I fall. I also have almost no sense of smell, my voice is soft so that people often cannot hear me. When I speak louder, I feel like I am yelling. Also, my voice is often hoarse. I have had all of the symptoms for over five years. I wonder if I need to see a neurologist. Many thanks for your response. jaw029

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I would definitely see a neurologist with some expertise in Parkinson's disease as these can all be early symptoms. There are great treatments including daily exercise and your family history does put you at increased risk.

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