My Father was recently diagnosed with PD. He has a lot of issues with his arms/hands and is constantly trying to find the best position for them and says they feel really heavy. I was wondering if anyone has any tips for what he is best to try to do. He has also started a levadopa course and I was wondering if his arm symptoms are something that tablets could possibly help?
Another thing is that I’ve noticed he has started breathing very fast. Averaging about 22 breaths a minute. He and my mother both say that he has been breathing that way for a long time and he told me he feels fine (obviously not 100% because of the PD but doesn’t feel short of breath or dizzy etc). Could this be connected to PD and does anyone with even a small bit of healthcare knowledge thing that it sounds like this could be a big problem? I would have rang someone up or panic if it wasn’t for the fact he says he feels ok and that his breathing is ok. Thanks guys.