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About Parkinson’s Disease

Causes
Parkinson's disease 1The causes for the symptoms of this all too widespread disease is low levels of dopamine. This chemical acts in the brain, and is involved when it comes to movement. An issue arises when the part of the brain which produces this chemical malfunctions or break down. Lack of dopamine is not always the only issue which a patient may battle with. What exactly causes this area to shut down is still unknown and although research is made trying to link Parkinson’s disease to genetics, age, toxins in the environment of the patients etc. there is no real answer yet. Although it happens, it’s not common for many members of the same family to suffer from this disease, however there seem to be some form of relation to abnormal genetics and the disease.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are wide and varied, much depending on the individual patient and each individual case. The symptoms of this particular disease also change heavily during the course of its progression. Most commonly a patient start to show symptoms in the middle age, and between 50 and 60 years of age is where most patients are diagnosed. The motoric system shuts down and loss of control and balance of movement occurs. Common exhibits are tremors and shakes, often in the hands, arms, legs, face and jaw. Stress also causes bigger tremors, and depending on the patient they can occur on one side, on both sides. Often, with the progression of the disease tremors spread and become more. Although shaking is what is most commonly noticed, other symptoms include muscle stiffness, slow and/or limited movement and difficulty with balance.

If you believe that you or someone that you know are suffering from this illness, please ensure that you consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Milk and dairy products link to Parkinson’s Disease

milk and dairy may be a factor in the cause of parkinson's diseaseThere are of course many studies around the world with regards to this vastly spreading illness, and as the number of people who are being diagnosed are rapidly climbing this research is of course of the most vital kind. There have been studies linking diary products and specifically milk intake to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, and some theories have arisen to why.

With Parkinson’s disease, the causes are yet unknown, however one factor that is established is that of external chemical substances in the vicinity of many patients. Pesticides and herbicides have been directly linked to the cause of the disease, and some scientists believe that the transfer from the grass which has been digested by the cows producing the milk, and then in turn ingested by patients in that milk and other produced dairy products can be involved in the cause.

Of course scientists are also aware of the fact that there are many correlations, between the patients diary habits, however they do not rule out chance and confirmation bias as a factor, and it may be that they are wrong in their conclusions. However as far as studies within the field goes, it’s not something to ignore, and ensuring good health habits and perhaps a limited intake of dairy products, also due to their often high fat content and other issues which can be caused with over consummation.

If you have questions or wonders on the subject, feel free to browse our web page for more information or have a peak in to some of the official Parkinson’s disease information centres available on the net. Should you suspect that you or someone that you know suffers the illness we recommend that you get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible for a check up, of course preparing some notes to what brings you to such a suspicion, as well as including any questions that you may want to ask.

Be attentive to spot early warning signs

thanks to the supportersGetting to a point of a diagnosis should you or someone close to you be inflicted with this progressive and degenerative as early as possible comes with great advantages from a treatment perspective.

The team here who are invested in the topic would like to ensure that you know some of the early signs, so that you can seek the advice of a professional medical doctor immediately when you spot them.

There is no negatives involved with going to the doctor, your hunch may turn out to be nothing, but at the end of the day, all it cost you was some of your time, and perhaps you will even feel relieved of worry after your visit. However if you fail to seek the medical treatment you or your loved one requires it can worsen the condition. The disease is seldom one which requires emergency treatment, however without treatment one risks larger and more life impeding implications.

On top of that there is also the mental health of the one in question to be considered, as the illness is also associated with depression and other mental health issues. With treatment, physical therapy and chemical intervention the quality of life for a treated Parkinson pension is likely to be much better than if no support or peers undergoing the same difficult process is to be consulted with. Having access to people, who you don’t have to explain your issues to, who understands, and who you can work on solutions together with is an important part of being able to keep a good quality of life as the disease progresses.

Many small streams

charity donation tub support a great causeThere are of course many good causes to put your unrequired money on, however if you know someone who suffers this disease you may also be aware of just how little we know about it. There are a vast number of victims around the globe who are diagnosed, and of course there will also be a dark number which is far greater for all the individuals who never get the diagnosis, nor the treatment.

Although great development is ongoing and many achievements have been reached, the cause and cure is still something which is unknown. This is why we suggest that should you have room in your monthly budget to make a donation to any charity, that you keep Parkinson’s UK in mind. An organisation which holds all aspects in mind, one that provides a vast support network for those who are in need, as well as providing anyone who needs it with information on everything from treatment, advice, connection groups and news.

If you cannot give on a monthly basis, but would like to make a one off donation for their great work, this is also possible. It’s one of the most wide spread and common illnesses, and without proper care life for the ones affected can indeed turn into a long, hard and dark struggle. Finding that little additional space in your monthly income may in the long run save the life and improve the living standards of someone you know. If you have any questions to us, you can always get in touch, find details on the contact page and remember, many small streams may lead to the river which brings new life to millions of people.