Treat Parkinson’s Disease Naturally

Parkinson’s disease is caused by the gradual degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls body movement. The nerves in the substatia nigra stop producing dopamine which is responsible for smooth and balanced muscle movements. Doctor’s aren’t quite sure what causes Parkinson’s disease. It usually begins in those between the ages of 50 and 65 and is more common in men than women. If you suspect that you may have Parkinson’s disease you should seek a medical consultation to determine that it is Parkinson’s and not another disease mimicking the symptoms.


How do I know if I have Parkinson’s Disease?

  • Muscle rigidity
  • Tremors
  • Bradykineisa or slow movement
  • Changes in walking
  • Loss of balance
  • Forward or backward lean
  • Stooped posture
  • Head shaking
  • Voice and speech changes
  • Loss of motor skills
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in handwriting
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Feelings of fear and anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Fatigue
  • Drooling
  • Skin problems
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Urinary problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Decreased facial expressions
  • Continuous motions of the thumb and forefinger


How can I prevent Parkinson’s Disease?

There currently is no way to prevent Parkinson’s disease, but there are ways to control the symptoms and preserve your way of life.


How can I treat Parkinson’s Disease?

  • Vitamin E has been shown to help control the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
  • Consider an alternative exercise like yoga or Tai chi. They are easy to do and help your body de-stress which will help control your symptoms.
  • Mucuna Puriens, an Indian herb, may mimic the medication Levodopa without the side effects of the drug.
  • Broad beans, from Australia, have L-dopa which is a form of dopamine and helps to control symptoms.
  • St. John’s Wort helps with dopamine levels as well while also helping to alleviate feelings of depression.
  • CoQ10 or Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to help alleviate symptoms and possibly slow the advance of the disease.
  • Try acupuncture or massage. If nothing else they will help your body relax and function a little bit better.
  • Walk carefully, work on your gait, and learn how to avoid falling.
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