What Is Lewy Body?

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2. Physical Symptoms

Two of the locations where Lewy bodies form are the midbrain and basal ganglia, both of which are involved in body movement. Damage to neurons in these areas results in tremors and muscle jerking commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease, as well as with trouble swallowing.

Difficulty walking is one of the most conspicuous symptoms. Patients tend to shuffle their feet and walk slowly. They may become dizzy upon standing and lose their balance or fall easily. Their posture becomes progressively more stooped, and they have a blank, emotionless facial expression.

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