Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that is characterized by shaking, stiffness, difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. Both men and women can have Parkinson’s but the disease
affects about 50 percent more men than women.


Two brain chemicals are commonly referred to when talking about Parkinson’s…Dopamine and Norepinephrine. The basal ganglia area of the brain
controls movement. Normally, the brain cells in the basal ganglia produce dopamine.


When neurons in the basal ganglia die or become impaired, they produce less dopamine, which causes the movement problems.

People with Parkinson’s also begin to slowly lose nerve endings that produce norepinephrine. This chemical controls many functions of the body like the heart rate,
and blood pressure.


An examination of the brain cells of people with Parkinson’s also reveal the presence of Lewy bodies – unusual clumps of a specific protein.  There could be a hereditary factor with Parkinson’s but in most cases the disease occurs randomly and does not seem to run in families. Researches think Parkinson’s could be linked to a combination of genetic factors and environmental factors such as exposure to toxins.


Symptoms:

  • Tremors in hands, arms, legs, jaw, or head

    • Early on a person may notice difficulty getting out of a chair

    • Speak softly

    • Handwriting is cramped and small

    • Face lacks expression

  • Stiffness of the limbs and trunk

    • Does not swing arms when walking

  • Slowness of movement

    • Gait that leans forward with small quick steps

    • Trouble initiating a movement

  • Impaired balance and coordination

  • Sleep problems, constipation, decreased ability to smell, restless legs

Toxic
Exposure

There are currently no blood or laboratory tests to diagnose nongenetic cases of Parkinson’s and no medical cure. There are medicines to help relieve symptoms.


But what about toxins? Almost daily, evidence is being released on the harmful affects of toxins and their link to a host of medical conditions. Toxin Induced Parkinson’s is no longer a myth. Paraquat has been proven to increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s
Disease (PD). Maneb is also under investigation as well as Rotenonel an insecticide and pesticide used all over the world.

Mind Revive is equipped to help you address the damaging affects of toxins and the possible contributor to your Parkinson’s Disease. Your brain deserves a chance to heal. Call us today to set up your free consultation and together we can help you restore your hope and health.