Main Data
Author: Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac.
Title: Natural Parkinson's Support: Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Parkinson's
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN/ISSN: 9781571241061
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 11.30
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Category: Medizin & Pharmazie
Language: English
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Pages: 200
Kopierschutz: kein Kopierschutz
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: ePUB
Table of contents
Natural ways to help prevent and treat Parkinson's Disease thru diet, exercise, lifestyle considerations, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, targeted supplements, and much more.
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Diseases That Mimic PD

  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA) refers to a set of slowly progressive disorders that affect the central and autonomic nervous systems.
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with the same abnormal protein deposits (Lewy bodies) found in Parkinsons but in widespread areas throughout the brain. It is also seen in some patients with Alzheimers.
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare, progressive brain disorder that causes problems with control of gait and balance. The symptoms of PSP are caused by a gradual deterioration of cells in the brain stem.
  • Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) results from atrophy of multiple areas of the brain, including the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia. Initial symptoms may first appear on one side of the body, but eventually affect both sides. Symptoms are similar to some of the features found in PD, including rigidity, impaired balance, and problems with coordination.
  • Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies, such as B1, B6, B12, D, and E, iron, magnesium, selenium, and zincall can mimic PD through their symptoms.
  • Leaky gut syndrome and alterations in gut microbiota can not only mimic PD, but are now widely accepted as relevant to the etiology, course and treatment of many neuropsychiatric disorders, including PD. 74

Traditional Treatment

There is no cure for PD, but there are drugs available that can help reduce some of the symptoms.

Drug treatments include the following:

  • Drugs that increase dopamine in the brain, or mimic dopamine, or prevent or slow its breakdown. The most common drug used is L-dopa, which crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is commonly used with carbidopa, which prevents the dopamine from being produced in the body, limiting it to production in the brain. This drug allows the majority of people with PD to extend the period of time in which they can