Prevent Parkinson’s from Progressing and Even Reversing Some Symptoms -Parkinson’s Disease Halted Using This Social Activity
There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. So we’re always on the hunt for methods to halt its symptoms and improve quality of life.
Which is why we welcome a new study that just appeared in the journal NPJ Parkinson’s Disease, which reveals a social activity that improves the lives of Parkinson’s patients more than any known drug.
Best of all, it’s free and doesn’t take a lot of effort.
A team from the University of California at Los Angeles and the Bastyr University Research Institute in Kenmore, Washington wondered how badly the loneliness and social isolation forced on the world by pandemics like COVID-19 affected people with Parkinson’s disease.
They sent out a survey to people who had been officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s to ask them about their social lives, their levels of loneliness, their perceptions of their social performance, their quality of life, and their experience of their own Parkinson’s symptoms. They were also asked about their dietary and exercise habits.
Of the respondents, 1,527 returned valid results that could be analyzed.
Overall, those who identified themselves as being lonely reported around 55% greater symptom severity than those who did not call themselves lonely.
Those with the most severe disease symptoms reported the lowest levels of social performance and social satisfaction.
Unsurprisingly, quality of life decreased as Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsened, and poor quality of life was most common in people who reported having few or no friends.
Interestingly, the subjects reported that tremor, one of the symptoms that most defines Parkinson’s disease, did not affect their quality of life nearly as much as loneliness did. Loneliness and friendships were better predictors of quality of life than their tremor severity score.
The subjects who reported poor quality of life were more likely to be single, while those in partnerships or marriages reported a better quality of life.
Those who reported engaging in stress management practices reported the slowest Parkinson’s progression, while those who were stressed reported the fastest deterioration.
The biggest differences between lonely and non-lonely patients showed that lonely people were more socially withdrawn, depressed, anxious, and unmotivated.
One of the most interesting findings of this survey was that meaningful social interactions were better at slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease than exercise.
But socializing may not be enough to hold back the onset of Parkinson’s. However, there is a way to prevent Parkinson’s from progressing and even reverse some symptoms. I’ll explain the exact steps to do that here…
Prevent Parkinson’s from Progressing and Even Reversing Some Symptoms -Potential Cure for Parkinson’s Discovered
Parkinson’s is a complicated genetic disease with no available cure and very few medical treatment options.
And although natural methods have been successful at keeping it from progressing, they will not cure it either.
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience is therefore celebrated as a breakthrough because it reveals a simple procedure that reverses Parkinson’s permanently.
There is currently no form of stem cell treatment available for Parkinson’s disease that has been authorized as definitively effective by health organizations, but this does not mean that the treatment is completely unavailable or that researchers have not been trying.
Although some health services do offer such treatments, regulatory authorities like the FDA have also sued some of them for marketing an unauthorized treatment.
Until now, medical scientists have harvested fetal stem cells or neural stem cells to implant in patients. The theory is that, since stem cells can develop into any type of specialized cell, they can repair or replace the brain cells in Parkinson’s patients that are supposed to produce dopamine but no longer do.
Scientists either inject the stem cells into the patients’ veins or inject them below the skin. But there is one major problem with this approach.
Stem cells do not cross the blood-brain barrier in sufficient amounts to make a huge difference for these patients, which means some other delivery method must be found for the stem cells to work properly.
Some scientists have tried to inject stem cells into the cerebral spinal fluid, with some level of success, even though the process sounds painful and cringeworthy.
In the new study, the researchers took mesenchymal stem cells and injected them into the facial tissue of two subjects.
Mesenchymal stem cells occur in fat tissue and can be reprogrammed to replace any other specialized cells.
The potential benefit of injecting cells into facial and nasal tissue is that there is a particularly rich blood supply to the brain from these areas.
The researchers harvested these cells from two subjects and injected them below the skin on their upper, middle, and lower cheeks.
Both subjects were being treated unsuccessfully with dopamine-increasing drugs and both were suffering from tremors to the extent that they were struggling to walk.
Both participants, a 72-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, reported substantially lower tremors, reduced fatigue and disability, and improved quality of living. These improvements were noticeable two weeks after the treatment.
The researchers gave both of them a Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire that measured health status and quality of life (called PDQ-39) before the treatment, two weeks after treatment, and five years after.
The man reported an improvement from a score of 70 to 49, and the woman improved from 74 to 19 two weeks after treatment.
They also showed a huge improvement over five years on another questionnaire, the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale. The man improved from a score of 20 to 4 and the woman improved from 18 to 3. Keep in mind that most Parkinson’s patients get progressively worse.
More and larger studies need to be performed to confirm these findings. Therefore, this treatment is unfortunately unavailable to the general public at this point.
Prevent Parkinson’s from Progressing and Even Reversing Some Symptoms -Parkinson’s Disease Blocked by This Popular Drink
Some people are genetically more vulnerable to Parkinson’s disease than others. And the medical system claims there is nothing you can do to protect yourself from it if you are.
But a new study published in the journal Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, now shows that one popular drink can block the onset of Parkinson’s and even help reverse it.
Even if you’re genetically vulnerable to catching this disease.
Previous studies have proven that caffeinated coffee protects us from Parkinson’s disease if we have no genetic risk factors for it. This is why the authors of the new study decided to check whether coffee could be equally useful for people who are genetically vulnerable to it.
Some people have a mutation in a gene called LRRK2 for leucine-rich repeat kinase 2, which renders them vulnerable to Parkinson’s disease.
But this genetic mutation only increases people’s chance of developing Parkinson’s—it does not make it inevitable. As a result, researchers have been trying to find things that protect such people from this disease.
They recruited 368 people: 188 Parkinson’s sufferers and 180 healthy subjects for comparison. Both groups had subjects with and without the LRRK2 gene mutation.
To measure caffeine, the researchers used a combination of the amount of caffeine in their subjects’ blood, the chemicals in their blood that stem from the processing of caffeine, and questionnaires to record their caffeine intake.
Once they crunched the numbers, they could see that caffeine was protective against Parkinson’s for people with and without the LRRK2 gene mutation.
Those with the mutation who had Parkinson’s had 76 percent less caffeine in their blood than those with the mutation but without Parkinson’s.
Those without the mutation who had Parkinson’s had 31 percent less caffeine in their blood than those who had the mutation and had Parkinson’s.
For both those with and without the gene mutation, Parkinson’s sufferers consumed 41 percent less daily caffeine than those without Parkinson’s.
This seems to suggest that coffee and caffeinated teas can protect against Parkinson’s, even in cases where people are especially vulnerable to it.
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But if you already suffer from Parkinson’s, drinking coffee is not enough. But you can prevent Parkinson’s from progressing and even reversing some symptoms, using the simple lifestyle changes explained here…
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