What do Parkinson’s, diabetes and heart disease have in common?

High blood sugar. High triglycerides and LDLs (“bad” fats). High blood pressure.

Metabolic syndrome is the name given to this constellation of health problems. Just like a constellation, these symptoms often appear together and form a picture, but it’s not a pretty one.

Put them all together, add in some extra fat around the middle, and you’ve got a recipe for diabetes and heart disease.

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17 Best Action Steps to Improve Parkinson’s Disease

17  Best Steps to Improve Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative disorder of the central nervous system after Alzheimer’s disease.  It is estimated that 1% of individuals over the age of 65 are diagnosed with this disorder (1, 2).   In this article, you will discover 17 action steps to improve Parkinson’s disease naturally.

This once rare disease has seen enormous growth over the last 30 years.  In 2005, there were an estimated 4.1 million people worldwide with Parkinson’s disease. In 25 years, that number is predicted to climb to 8.7 million.  As a country we spend over 23 billion dollars each year on Parkinson’s treatments

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New Hope For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

The research, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is primarily the work of scientists in the labs of Kenji Hashimoto, a professor with the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Chiba, Japan, and Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“Our research suggests that the sEH inhibitor may prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) as well as treat patients with dementia of Lewy bodies (DLB) if the sEH inhibitor is used in early phases of patients with these disorders,” said Hashimoto, whose career spans 30 years in the development of blood biomarkers and novel therapeutic drugs and includes more than 550 publications on the topic. “Both PD and DLB are chronic and progressive movement disorders. However, the precise causes of these diseases are largely unknown.”

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Medicinal Herbs for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a neurological disease that affects a person’s motor skills such as walking, dexterity of the hands, and speech. The classic symptoms of the untreated Parkinson’s patient are rigid or stooped posture, “mask-like” face, tremors in one or both hands, and shuffling gate.

Symptoms generally show after the age of 60 but there are cases of Parkinson’s patients as young as 30.

The disease is caused by the wasting of the substantia nigra area region of the brain, although the exact cause of cell death is uncertain.

There are a number of standard treatments that alleviate some of the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s and slow the progress of the disease but there is, as yet, no cure.

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Local drugs to challenge Parkinson’

Korean drugmakers are preparing to release modified and generic drugs of Azilect (ingredient: rasagiline mesylate), Lundbeck’s popular treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Winning local license in 2014, Azilect enjoyed rapid growth in prescription sales which surged to 14.3 billion won ($13.2 million) in 2017 from 7.1 billion won in 2015.
Pharmaceutical sources said three mid-sized pharmaceutical firms – Kyongbo Pharm, Myung In Pharm, and YuYu Pharma – have obtained approval for clinical trials and bioequivalence tests to develop incrementally-modified drugs (IMD) and generics.

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7 Early Symptoms People With Parkinson’s Disease Noticed First

The full gamut of symptoms Parkinson’s disease can cause doesn’t typically arrive all at once. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you likely first noticed a mild symptom or two, and thought, “Huh… what’s that all about?” Though Parkinson’s is often thought of as mainly affecting older people, the disease can arise at younger ages, too, and it can involve more than just tremoring, the symptom people tend to be most familiar with. Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that targets dopamine-producing neurons in a part of the brain that affects movement, causing symptoms like rigid limbs, gait problems and tremors.

There is no single “Parkinson’s test” you can take to diagnose the disease; rather, doctors will look for a few classic symptoms and their progression over time. But how do you know if your initial symptoms warrant an exploration into the possibility of Parkinson’s disease? To help answer that question, we asked our Parkinson’s disease community to share the symptom they noticed first.

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breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition which affects the central nervous system. The disease is caused by a lack of dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra region of the brain. Without sufficient dopamine, movement are slow, giving rise to the common motor symptoms including tremor, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), rigidity and postural instability, and the neuropsychiatric symptoms including, executive dysfunciton, memory loss and depression (1).

Statistics from the Parkinson’s UK website report that 1 in 500 people have Parkinson’s disease, which is equivalent to approximately 127,000 people in the UK. Although the majority of these people are over 50 years old, 1 in 20 are under 40 (1).

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Understanding the mental side of parkinsons

I always felt a strong connection to the patients with Parkinson’s in my care while a student nurse. I always felt as though, to a degree, I could commiserate with them better than my other patients. Although I do deal with a tremor and walking issues from my chronic illness it is the mental and cognitive issues that truly connect me to the individuals with Parkinson’s disease that were in my care.

Many individuals do not discuss the mental side of Parkinson’s. You may be aware of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, like resting tremors and loss of balance. But more than half of people living with Parkinson’s over the course of their disease will experience a lesser-known aspect of the disease—hallucinations, and delusions.

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Know these early signs to head off Parkinson’s disease

We didn’t know my dad had Parkinson’s disease until we noticed the tremors. The uncontrollable shaking of his hands and legs was a sure sign.

However, without our being aware, those tremors had been preceded by a series of other signs and symptoms that could have alerted us sooner, had we known what to look for.

While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, early detection can dramatically improve quality of life and severity of symptoms.

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Managing the Side Effects of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease. It starts slowly, often with a minor tremor. But over time, the disease will affect everything from your speech to your gait to your cognitive abilities. While treatments are becoming more advanced, there’s still no cure for the disease. An important part of a successful Parkinson’s treatment plan is recognizing and managing secondary symptoms — those that affect your day-to-day life.

Here are a few of the more common secondary symptoms and what you can do to help manage them.

Depression

Depression among people with Parkinson’s disease is quite common. In fact, by some estimates at least 50 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease will experience depression. Facing the reality that your body and life will never be the same can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. Symptoms of depression include feelings of sadness, worrying, or loss of interest.

It’s imperative that you talk with a doctor or licensed psychologist if you think you may be struggling with depression. Depression can usually be treated successfully with antidepressant medications.

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