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We can’t do it alone, it will take everybody working together. Here at livegreaterhealth, we are going to do what we can with this website, being ever growing. With all the diseases that we face today’says world.
Therefore, our subject is on Parkinson’s Disease. Nearly 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease every year and that’s just the ones we know about, many go undetected. Up to 10 million people in the world may be living with Parkinson’s. Help tell the world about all the different brain diseases, so we can help the people living with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
What is Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s affects the central nervous system, it is a long-term degenerative disorder, that works on the motor skills of the body. Most usually, affects the middle-aged and elderly people. Some of the symptoms may be the same as Dementia.
The symptoms may slowly progress, as time goes by.
tremors and shaking
decreased motor skills
slowness of movement
muscle weakness the in face
difficulty in balance
Walking – we know that movement is a factor in Parkinson’s disease, for that fact walking may be one of the first signs that can be noticed or affected. Short steps and freezing when walking is something to be aware of. This makes it difficult to start and stop when walking.
Balance – since Parkinson’s affect the walking or movement in the body, it’s no wonder balance will be affected. Now the balance is how our body distributes the weight that helps us stand and move around.
Find a good physical fitness trainer to work with and train the right way, to minimize injury.
Memory loss – It is common to have memory loss with Parkinson’s disease usually not severe. One in four people with Parkinson’s has dementia, which in turn causes many severe problems.
Voice and speech – there could be a change in their voice that can be noticed, a soft tone and words become more difficult to pronounce.
Depression – having depression with Parkinson’s, feeling down about your condition is very common.
Slouching – this could be a sign if you start seeing this change, someone stooping or leaning when standing.
Handwriting – this also is a sign, if the writing is bunched together on the page.
Research has found factors that make it more likely that this problem can develop with Parkinson’s. Hallucinations are seeing, hearing, and, feeling things that are not there. This is mostly people with early Parkinson’s disease.
The way that hallucinations affect you can be very frightful, especially, when you realize, that what you are seeing or hearing is not real. This is a scary feeling, as you can imagine.
As of now, there is no total cure for hallucinations. Some are caused by medications, but usually this happens in about 50% of later stage patients Parkinson disease treatment for this, is to be very cautious and extremely careful and in a safe place under supervision.
Parkinson’s and the Brain
How does Parkinson’s affect the brain?
Parkinson’s starts when the nerve cells or neurons in the brain die. There are many parts of the brain that are usually affected. The area of the of the brain that loses neurons next to the base of the brain is called the substantia nigra.
The brain cells that die produce dopamine, this is one of the chemicals that carry the messages between the neurons. With the decrease in neurons, it impairs the basal ganglia, which are the regions of the brain, that control movement, and coordination.
New Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
There is a breakthrough medical procedure where stem cells are administered intravenously(IV) and subcutaneously(under the skin). Usually, a quick treatment takes about an hour with no side effects.
The stem cells that are administered restores damaged cells and tissue as they travel through the body. They also boost the normal cells and help the body repair itself.
Prescription Medications – This varies from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the disease.
Exercise – very beneficial for patients, while almost a must for balance and mobility.
Surgery – brain surgery may be an option if the symptoms are severe enough. If this happens then usually therapy will be a must and include speech, physical, and occupational therapies.
Parkinson’s Gene Therapy
Gene therapy while not heard about too often in the public eye, is being researched. There are several types of gene therapy symptomatic approaches like ectopic L-dopa, ectopic dopamine synthesis, and ecto L-dopa conversion.
The symptomatic approaches deal with the patient’s symptoms of Parkinson’s. The first one is……….
Ectopic dopamine synthesis – this is ectopic L-dopa is produced in the striatum then used in the process of converting L-dopa into dopamine. Dopamine synthesis can be fully ectopic. Where the enzyme AADC is in charge of converting levodopa to dopamine.
Type 2 is ectopic L-dopa conversion – the gene-enzyme replacement therapy that is used to increase the efficacy of the pharmacological L-dopa therapy by using AAV vectors.
Type 3 glutamic acid decarboxylase expression in the subthalamic nucleus. This is a gene therapy that increases the efficacy of the pharmacological L-dopa therapy by using AAV vectors
Dogs That are Trained to Detect Parkinson’s
Dogs that are trained to Detect the Smell of Parkinson’s
There is a new initiative of dogs being trained to sniff out Parkinson’s disease called Parkinson’s Canine Detection Project. How do they do it? By sniffing clothing to determine whether they belong to a patient who might be of risk for Parkinson’s. For more information on this check out Parkinson’s Dogs.
Parkinson’s Breakthrough News
New disease-causing breakthrough, we know that the disease is caused by the voluntary movement of the body by the brain region called basal ganglia. It modulates movement by giving the body instructions to move and stop basically at the same time. Which causes the involuntary movements and tremors. Here’s a link for more information on this breakthrough Parkinsons News.
In this article, we hope livegreaterhealth.com/parkinsons-disease has given you information that helps in your journey for more knowledge on these diseases. If we have succeeded in doing that, we have met one of our goals. Our main goal would be to spread this information to the world, we can’t do it alone. We need your help, so please spread the word. We would like to hear from you, so leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you.
Just a reminder, for more help on dealing with this brain condition, find a Parkinson disease support group.
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