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Parkinson's Disease

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December 26, 2021

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Parkinson's disease is a chronic neurological disorder that initiates problems with movement. This chronic disease affects the brain nerve cells that produce dopamine which uses a natural chemical and plays a very important role in the functioning of the body. Parkinson’s disease has many symptoms including tremors, and changes in speech and gait, slow movement, limb stiffness, and instability in posture. 


Symptoms of Parkinson's disease develop slowly over years, and arousal of symptoms is different from person to person due to severity of disease. People with Parkinson's  disease may experience;


Tremor, this is actually a shaking movement of one or more parts of the body like hands, legs or head.


Causes 

The root cause of Parkinson’s is unknown at yet. This disease may arise due to genetic conditions or other environmental components. Our lifestyle and bad food consumption also triggers this disease and also can develop this disease. 

Low levels of dopamine initiate this disease, and one other chemical which also belongs to the catecholamine family is noradrenaline also decreases in this disease, it's lessening decreases dopamine.

Lewy bodies are actually caused due to decays of brain nerves. Lewy body is also called dementia, when abnormal deposition of protein occurs in the brain then this condition arises. 


Treatment 

Food Role

Actually this disease can't be cured, but patients can lessen the symptoms and severity of disease by taking some essential steps. First patients of Parkinson's disease suffer through constipation a lot. 

So, always eating foods high in fiber and drinking enough fluids can help prevent constipation that is a common issue in Parkinson's disease.

Eating plenty of whole foods like grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, beans and legumes, and whole grains. Actually whole food means the food which is not processed.,and secondly staying hydrated are key ways to stay active and healthy overall. Because medications of Parkinson’s disease can dry out the body of patients, and cause severe dehydration and this dehydration increases the tiredness. With the passage of time this dehydration also causes kidney problems. 


A diet rich in good fatty acids, also provides nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, that might be beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease. Fish and eggs are the best source of omega 3 fatty acids.

Role of Exercise 

exercise is beneficial for everyone for physical and mental well-being. But being active is particularly more important for people with Parkinson’s disease. Exercise is an important way to slow the severity of the disease and control its symptoms. Exercise helps everyone to maintain mental ability to do everyday activities, and it protects your brain nerve cells.

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I literally have a pen pal, a Korean citizen who suffered from this illness. Unfortunately, he was made to believe that he could only suppress the effect and not a cure for it. He reportedly spent $10k every 3 months on drugs and a few other medications. It's has been an ordeal experience for him as much as I could guess. I'm just hoping someone might be able to help him someday.

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This is really a chronic case, thanks for the enlightenment

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Thanks for nice comment♥️

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1 year ago

Kuyaw nga sakitt

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1 year ago

Yes its a dangerous disorder.

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