Preventive measures against Parkinson’s disease

In the current time we do not know the cause, nor do we know the cure for this relatively common and widespread illness. Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system and the brain of the one who is ill with it, and the symptoms of a typical Parkinson’s disease patients are seen as tremors, shakes of the hands, arms, legs and sometimes face.

These shakes can be isolated to one limb, or one side of the patient, or can display on both sides. It’s common that in the progression of the disease that the tremors can also spread and become more, say from affecting one side, to display on both sides.

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Because there is so many unknown factors it’s difficult to list things which are definite preventive measures for Parkinson’s disease, however links to things like exercise, both of the body and mind has been proven to help patients, and due to the dopamine deficiency in the brain, things like exercise which stimulates the brains own production of this are likely to aid in prevention. To also keep in mind is that many who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease also suffered mild to severe depression long before they showed symptoms of the illness. So worth noting is if there are no circumstantial reasons for someone to be depressed, this may be an early sign of chemical imbalance in the brain.

So ensuring that you keep active, both in body and in mind are important measures if you are working to prevent Parkinson’s disease, and should you notice symptoms in yourself, or someone you know make sure to consult your doctor as soon as possible. And like with anything, when it comes to Parkinson’s disease prevention, ensure you do your research, as knowledge is power.

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