“I had a difficult year”: This is the disease that affects the quality of life of Michael J. Fox

Oct 13 2022 – 11:00 a.m.

A emotional reunion they had the protagonists of the iconic film of the 80s, “Back to the Future”. Michael J Fox (61)who played “Marty McFly”, and Christopher Lloyd (83)known as “Doc Emmet Brown” in the film, participated in one of the Comic-Con panels in New York.

After 37 years since the premiere of the film, the actors remembered their work in the trilogy, but they also delved into their private lives.

Specifically, Michael J. Fox revealed that this has been a particularly difficult year. He took the opportunity to pay tribute to his mother, Phyllis Foxwho passed away just a few weeks ago, and updated on his complicated state of health.

“In the last year, I’ve broken my cheekbone, my eye socket, my hand, my elbow, my shoulder, both humerus bones. I had a rough year of taking beatings“, explained the winner of 5 Primetime Emmy Awards.

What illness do you have?

Despite his prolific career, the actor spent some time away from the screens after being diagnosed with the Parkinson’s disease in 1991, but it was not until 1998 that the artist publicly acknowledged suffering from the disorder.

Since then he has become an activist and defender of the rights of people with Parkinson’s and, thanks to his foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, he is the second largest investor in research on this disease in the United States.

It is that Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nervous system and specifically alters the movements, balance and coordination of people.

But, like Alzheimer’s, the effects of this condition could produce depressionproblems of memorybehavior changes, fatigue and sleep disorders.

What are the symptoms of the disease?

Parkinson’s symptoms appear progressively, so it is sometimes difficult to recognize. According to Parkinson’s Foundation, Some of the most common symptoms are:

  1. Tremors. They can be on the hands, lips, chin, or even on the extremities.
  2. The letter shrinks. Usually, suddenly, the size of the letters when writing becomes smaller or the space between words decreases.
  3. loss of smell They no longer feel the strong aromas as before.
  4. Sleeping problems. Restlessness at night or sudden movements while sleeping could be a sign, especially if they didn’t show up before.
  5. They have trouble walking or moving. Arms do not move when walking or feet feel “stuck” to the floor.
  6. Constipation.
  7. low voice If you have changed the volume of the voice with which you speak.
  8. Lack of facial expression. They look angry, serious, or depressed.
  9. Dizziness or fainting
  10. Slouching of the back.

From the same organization they clarify that these changes, separately, are not necessarily a matter of concern, but that if you present more than one, then they recommend consulting a doctor.

This article is designed to inform and is not intended to provide medical advice or solutions. Always ask your doctor or specialist if you have questions about your health or before starting treatment.

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“I had a difficult year”: This is the disease that affects the quality of life of Michael J. Fox