Parkinson's Disease

Definition of Parkinson's Disease:

A chronic, slowly-progressing disease of the nervous system characterized clinically by the combination of tremor, rigidity, extreme slowness of movement, and stooped posture.  It is characterized pathologically by loss of dopamine in the substantia nigra.

Also: Parkinson's

Topics Related to Parkinson's Disease

Alcohol Consumption

...as a treatment
“...to be beneficial in reducing or preventing diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, bone fractures and osteoporosis, kidney stones, digestive ailments, stress and depression, poor cognition and memory, Parkinson's disease, hepatitis A, pancreatic cancer, macular degeneration (a major cause of blindness), angina pectoris, duodenal ulcer, erectile dysfunction, hearing loss, gallstones, liver disease...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...our question about Amount of green tea consumed
“Research suggests that drinking green tea may halt brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's...”
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Amantadine

...as a treatment
“...The drug has also been demonstrated to help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease.  Amantadine has been shown to relieve SSRI-induced Anorgasmia in some people, though not in all people...”

Amantadine Hydrochloride

...related topic
“An antiviral agent used to prevent or treat influenza; also used to treat Parkinson's disease.”

Antioxidant Requirement

...relationship to Parkinson's Disease
“The question as to what causes the destruction of the dopamine-producing cells has puzzled researchers for years but a consensus is now emerging that Parkinson's disease is caused by oxidative stress and metal toxicity...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Aspartame Disease may mimic symptoms of, or worsen: Fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, lupus, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), diabetes and diabetic Complications, seizures, Alzheimer's disease, birth defects, chronic fatigue syndrome, lymphoma, Lyme's...”

Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...the condition
“...The following factors are associated with bruxism ... Disorders such as Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases...”

Caffeine

...as a treatment
“...can 36-90 Soft drinks, decaffeinated 12oz can 0 Cocoa 1 cup 4 Chocolate, milk 1 ounce 3-6 Chocolate, bittersweet 1 ounce 25 Research indicates that caffeine intake can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease and possibly also liver cancer...”

Cocaine Addiction

...relationship to Parkinson's Disease
“Some researchers believe that cocaine could spark the early onset of Parkinson's disease by causing the body to exhaust its supply of dopamine prematurely.”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease: Some studies have shown that coffee may help reduce the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease...”

Delayed Gastric Emptying (Gastroparesis)

...the condition
“...Possible causes of gastroparesis include diabetes, stomach surgery, viral infections, scleroderma and neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease and spinal-cord disorders...”

Deprenyl

...as a treatment
“Deprenyl is a drug that is used to treat Parkinson's disease.  Its anti-aging benefits include improved memory, slowing of the loss of sexual capacity and increased lifespan...”

Depression

...relationship to Parkinson's Disease
“Depression is a common feature amongst Parkinson's disease victims.  Depression may be difficult to diagnose in patients with Parkinson's because the signs of these two disorders overlap...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...Excessive yawning is also associated with opiate withdrawal and the consumption of a variety of drugs that affect neurotransmitters, such as drugs prescribed for Parkinson's disease or depression...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations, ankylosing spondylitis, telangiectasia, thrombosis, ulcerative colitis, uterine cancer, vaginal bleeding, weak pulse.”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...Acid reflux / GERD / heartburn; Indigestion; Constipation; Diarrhea; Frequent nausea and or vomiting; Difficulty gaining weight; Iron deficiency anemia; Head, Brain and Nervous System Symptoms ... A Parkinson's Disease diagnosis...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...relationship to Parkinson's Disease
“Metals such as iron, manganese, cadmium, copper, and mercury (from dental amalgams) have been implicated as causative factors in the development of Parkinson's disease.”

Huntington's Disease

...our question about Amount of green tea consumed
“As with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, a chemical found in green tea helps to break down amyloids, which play a key role in the development of brain diseases such as Huntington's disease.”

Insomnia

...the condition
“...common medical problems (and some of the drugs that treat them) can cause insomnia, including allergies, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, arthritic conditions, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...”

Leg Cramps At Night

...the condition
“...Less common causes include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, hypoglycemia, anemia, thyroid and endocrine disorders and use of some medications...”

L-Phenylalanine

...as a treatment
“...L-Phenylalanine promotes alertness; reduces hunger pangs; improves memory; antidepressant; helps in controlling pain, particularly arthritis; used to help treat Parkinson's disease; alleviates PMS symptoms...”

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...the condition
“...Parkinson's disease can involve twitching and grimacing, though many other symptoms predominate...”

NADH

...as a treatment
“...There is preliminary evidence suggesting that NADH might be useful in Parkinson's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease...”

Neurostructural Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Other conditions that usually respond favorably to treatment include: Parkinson's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis ; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder; Fibromyalgia; TMJ Syndrome; Herniated Disks; Seizures”

Parkinson's Disease

...the condition
Parkinson's disease (paralysis agitans, shaking palsy) was first described in 1817...”
...our question about Difficulty with speaking
“About half of all Parkinson's Disease sufferers have difficulty speaking.”
...relationship to Senile Dementia
“Memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction are rarely encountered in early stage Parkinson's disease.  However, about 30% of Parkinson's disease victims eventually develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.”
...relationship to Alzheimer's Disease
“A study published in 2003 in The Archives of Neurology found that people who rapidly develop symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be up to 8 times as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease...”
...recommendation against NSAIDs
“Naproxen and other NSAIDs may exacerbate Parkinson's disease.”
...recommendation Glutamine
“...See also the link between Parkinson's Disease and Glutathione.”
...recommendation Animal/Saturated Fats Avoidance
“American researchers have concluded that a high intake of animal fats is associated with a five-fold increase in the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.”
...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
Parkinson's disease can be triggered or worsened by ingesting aspartame according to researchers studying its possible adverse effects.”
...recommendation Chemical Avoidance
“Occupational exposure to pesticides and herbicides has also been linked to a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease.”
...recommendation Coffee Enema
“...See the link between Parkinson's Disease and Glutathione.”
...recommendation DHEA
“C.A. Hackethal, M.D. has reported excellent success in treating Parkinson's Disease by use of replacement therapy of DHEA...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“Diets high in vitamin C and beta-carotene provide significant protection against Parkinson's disease.  American researchers have concluded that a high intake of animal fats is associated with a five-fold increase risk.”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Since the 1960s, L-dopa (a critical ingredient used by the brain to produce the chemical dopamine) has been one of the main therapies used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.  Several different versions of L-dopa have been developed over time, providing advantages over previous forms...”
...recommendation Alpha Lipoic Acid
“...See the link between Parkinson's Disease and Glutathione.”
...recommendation TMG (Trimethylglycine)
“The compound 5-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), potentially produced through the demethylation of TMG, has been shown to improve Parkinson's disease.”
...recommendation against Iron
“Avoiding overexposure to some metals, especially iron, can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Parkinson's disease patients given large doses of oral vitamin C and synthetic vitamin E supplements (3000mg and 3200 IU daily respectively) delayed the progression of their disease to the point where...”
...recommendation L-Glutathione
“Since the discovery more than a decade ago that Parkinson's patients suffer from a profound deficiency of the powerful brain antioxidant glutathione, medical researchers have been actively exploring techniques to administer this naturally-occurring...”
...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“People with a high intake of sugar (mono- and disaccharides) increase their risk of developing Parkinson's disease by a factor of three as compared to people with a more moderate intake.”
...recommendation Stress Management
“Stress aggravates Parkinson's disease and relaxation therapy has been found useful in the treatment of the disease...”
...recommendation L-Phenylalanine
“D-phenylalanine (DPA) may be helpful for some individuals with Parkinson's disease...”
...recommendation Heavy Metal Detoxification / Avoidance
Parkinson's disease is almost certainly caused by oxidative stress aggravated by metal toxicity...”
...recommendation Grape Seed Extract
“Flavonoids, and in particular the proanthocyanidins (grape seed and pine bark extracts) should also be excellent candidates as Parkinson's disease preventers and retarders...”
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Schizophrenia

...the condition
“...Amantadine, a drug for Parkinson's Disease, can cause hallucinations, depression, jitteriness, and confusion...”

Selegiline

...as a treatment
“Selegiline is used either alone or in combination with levodopa or levodopa/carbidopa to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.  This medicine helps to increase and extend the beneficial effects of levodopa...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Causes include ... Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of part of the nervous system...”

Tremors

...the condition
“...This tremor usually stops during deliberate movement and is often seen in patients with Parkinson's disease.  While commonly referred to as 'pill rolling' tremor of the hands, it can also affect the head, trunk, jaw and lips...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Spinal cord injury, Syphilitic infection of the spinal cord; Conditions affecting the brain, including Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumor, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease; Conditions affecting the spinal cord, including Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Hematoma or Abscess, Spinal Cord Trauma, Spinal...”

Vocal Cord Paresis / Paralysis

...the condition
“...Vocal cord paresis can be caused by ... Neurological disease such as Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis...”

Zeolites

...as a treatment
“...Persons who have serious health problems such as malignancies, advanced arteriosclerosis, neurologic diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease), severe reflux esophagitis etc...”
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