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How factors such as weather, geography, and altitude could have a potential impact on PD symptoms.

Cold weather can make Parkinson's disease symptoms worse. This is because cold weather can make people with Parkinson's disease more stiff and slow. It can also make it harder for them to exercise, which can worsen their symptoms. People with Parkinson's disease may also have trouble regulating their temperature, which can make them more sensitive to cold weather. Here are some tips for people with Parkinson's disease who are living in cold weather:

  • Dress warmly. Dress in layers so that you can adjust your clothing as needed.

  • Stay indoors as much as possible. When you do go outside, make sure to dress warmly and cover up any exposed skin.

  • Exercise regularly. Exercise can help to improve your symptoms and make you less sensitive to cold weather. (Local exercise classes)

  • Talk to your doctor. Your doctor can help you to develop a plan to manage your symptoms in cold weather.



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