Jeremy Paxman well being: University Challenge host has Parkinson’s – symptoms and signs

Jeremy Paxman has confirmed that he is been recognized with Parkinson’s illness.

In a press release to the Press Association, the University Challenge host stated: “I can confirm I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“I’m receiving wonderful therapy and my symptoms are at present gentle.

“I plan to continue broadcasting and writing for as long as they’ll have me and have written about my diagnosis in more detail for the June issue of the marvellous Saga Magazine.

“I cannot be making any additional remark.”

Parkinson’s disease symptoms

The symptoms of Parkinson’s usually develop very slowly, and tend to be quite mild at first.

But, the three main signs of the brain condition include tremors, slow movement, and muscle stiffness.

These three symptoms are often grouped together, and named ‘Parkinsonism’, as they might not necessarily be caused by the condition.

However, other common signs of Parkinson’s include a loss of smell, dizziness, nerve pain, and balance problems.

Shan Nicholas, interim chief executive at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Parkinson’s is the quickest rising neurological situation on the planet and Jeremy selecting to talk publicly about his analysis, will accomplish that a lot to boost consciousness of this a lot misunderstood situation.

“With more than 40 symptoms, Parkinson’s is unpredictable and complex. We are glad that he has been receiving the right treatment to manage his symptoms.

“Getting the suitable assist in place is essential to serving to folks to take management of their lives when they’re newly recognized. We would encourage individuals who have been recognized with Parkinson’s to talk to their GP or specialist to discover the perfect choices for therapy and managing their Parkinson’s.

“Previously, Jeremy pledged to donate his brain to the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank which will one day, help scientists uncover the discoveries that will lead to better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.

“With his analysis, Jeremy is now additionally part of the Parkinson’s group made up of 145,000 folks within the UK, who’re ready for a breakthrough therapy, which we’re getting nearer to every single day.

“We wish Jeremy all the best.”

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