Prevent or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Drug-Free Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Discovered
Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost always results in life sentence of medications with a long list side effect.
But a new study in the Journal of Neurology reveals a new drug-free treatment option that is safe and side effect free. And it works for all stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Deep brain stimulation is a treatment that has been approved for Parkinson’s disease by the American Food and Drug Administration, but it is almost exclusively used in mid- to late-stage Parkinson’s patients.
But the new study shows that the treatment can be beneficial for early-stage Parkinson’s patients, too.
Deep brain stimulation involves implanting a neuro stimulator (sometimes called a brain pacemaker) below the collarbone with electrodes placed on the specific area of the brain that needs to be targeted. It sends electrical pulses to this region of the brain.
When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, the part of the brain that needs stimulation is the subthalamic nucleus, a part that helps to control movement.
The researchers recruited 30 patients between ages 50 and 75with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, 28 of whom completed the study.
When they were off their medication, the subjects were all at stage 2 on the Hoehn and Yahr scale, a common way to measure Parkinson’s severity.
The subjects were divided into two groups: one who received the deep brain stimulation together with medication and one received medication alone.
After five years of treatment, those who received the deep brain stimulation were taking less than half of the amount of medication that the drug-only group took, and this group of subjects was more than 16 times less likely to require multiple medications.
In addition, those in the drug-only group were twice as likely as those in the deep brain stimulation group were to experience worse motor symptoms and five times more likely to experience worse tremors.
Overall, the study showed that deep brain stimulation was safe and well tolerated and that it could free people from Parkinson’s drugs with serious side effects.
Deep brain stimulation also works for other movement disorders such as essential tremor and epilepsy.
Though the procedure during which the device is implanted is not simple, the advantage of the procedure is that no brain tissue is damaged in the process.
The electrical pulses that the device sends essentially block neurological impulses that produce abnormal movements like tremors.
At this stage, researchers are not entirely sure why this treatment works for Parkinson’s beyond the fact that the abnormal brain impulses that produce these movements occur in the subthalamic nucleus.
This study is important for two reasons:
1. In the past, it was thought that nothing other than medication could prevent or slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. This is obviously wrong because this device in effect prevented progression in most cases over the five-year period.
2. In the past, deep brain stimulation was touted as a treatment option only where medication had failed. This study shows that medication is actually the worse option of the two and should not be the default before deep brain stimulation is considered.
Therefore, while the best options remain prevention and remedy through natural methods, deep brain stimulation provides another option for treatment of Parkinson’s that is drug free.
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Prevent or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Is Parkinson’s Disease Rooted in Your Guts?
Parkinson’s disease involves a reduction of dopamine in the brain that ends up causing muscle stiffness, tremors, difficulty with balance, cognitive impairment, and so forth.
But a new study in Nature Genetics now suggests that this disease may not start in the brain but may actually start in the gut.
And this opens up previously unimagined natural treatments for Parkinson’s.
Our nervous systems consist of thousands of different cell types that all have different functions. If we want to investigate the causes of a nervous system or brain disease, we must find out which cells are dysfunctional.
Researchers from the United States and Sweden have now set out to do this by combining mouse gene expression studies with human genetic studies to link various cell types with diseases.
One of their most interesting findings was related to the possible development of Parkinson’s disease.
Predictably, they discovered that dopaminergic cells are involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease.
No surprise there; dopaminergic cells are cells in your central nervous system that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine.
If they are damaged and can no longer produce sufficient dopamine, you will develop Parkinson’s disease.
Less predictably, they discovered that enteric neurons were also important in the development of this disease.
Your enteric nervous system is a part of your autonomic nervous system and consists of enteric neurons that control the function of your gastrointestinal system.
These neurons line your gastrointestinal tract from your esophagus to your anus.
They communicate with your brain via your vagus nerve.
The authors of the new study discovered that previous studies had found damaged enteric neurons in the brains of Parkinson’s disease sufferers very early in the disease, suggesting that these damaged gut neurons played a role in the early stages of this brain disease.
Some previous studies had also demonstrated that these damaged enteric neurons exist in the gastrointestinal tract already, even before the Parkinson’s disease takes hold.
How the neuron damage moves from there to our brains remains somewhat of a mystery? It must somehow move through the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, all the way up the vagus nerve, and transfer from the autonomic nervous system to the central nervous system and into our brains.
In some of the studies they surveyed, the vagus nerves of mice were severed to break the connection between their gastrointestinal tracts and brains. The mice did not develop Parkinson’s disease, even when these damaged neurons were injected into their gastrointestinal tracts.
In mice with this connection intact, a part of the injected damaged neurons found a way to the brains and caused Parkinson’s disease.
This new study is no surprise to me. For years, I have been helping Parkinson’s patients to reverse their condition. And one of the steps I use is addressing their gut health.
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Prevent or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Parkinson’s Caused by This Organ Removal
Sometimes researchers find the weirdest and most unlikely connections that seemingly have nothing to with each other.
One such connection, which was published in the journal Gastroenterology, was recently made with Parkinson’s and what would seem like a body part that had zero connection to the first.
Researchers analyzed medical records of 62 million people who had had appendectomies.
They discovered people that had undergone this everyday surgery to remove their appendix were 3.9 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
However, there are also contradictory reports.
Another study published in Science Translational Medicine analyzed health information of 1,698,000 people, finding that appendectomies reduced the risk of developing Parkinson’s later on in life by 19.3 percent.
A 2015 study in the Journal Movement Disorders confirms this. However, their subject pool was much smaller with only 295 participants. They claim that those who had had appendectomies earlier in life tended to develop Parkinson’s later than those who still had their appendixes.
But let’s forget about the contradicting studies for a moment. Why on earth would two such disparate conditions be related?
One reason related to a protein called alpha-synuclein.
Alpha-synuclein can mutate, causing the protein to cause cell death.
The two primary places where alpha-synuclein occurs in your body are in your brain and gut.
Your appendix is part of your gut that hosts immune cells that are meant to prevent microbes from coming into your body from the environment.
The most common current theory is that environmental microbes cause the mutation of the alpha-synuclein proteins in your body.
At this point, the cause and effect between Parkinson’s and appendectomies are purely speculation.
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