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Cause of loss of smell in Parkinson’s disease patients found

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects the motor system of those affected. Nearly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, with thousands of cases going undetected. Common symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremors, stiffness, and rigidity. This causes patients to have slow movements throughout their lives, here to read more

Link between statin use and Parkinson’s disease risk: Study

Statins are a commonly prescribed drug used to lower cholesterol. Previous studies have also suggested that statins could offer protective properties against Parkinson’s disease, but the latest findings suggest the opposite. Researchers uncovered that there may be a slightly heightened risk for Parkinson’s disease among statin users—but it does not prove that statins cause Parkinson’s here to read more

Antibiotic may protect brain cells against Parkinson’s disease: Study

It is easy to recognize someone with Parkinson’s disease. They often have a noticeable tremor, a shuffling gait, and move very slowly. Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects nearly one million Americans. The older demographic typically has Parkinson’s, with the average age of developing being 60. The disease has no cure, here to read more


World Parkinson’s Awareness Day: Parkinson’s disease stages, symptoms, exercise benefits

World Parkinson’s Day marks the birthday of Dr. J. Parkinson, and it is the day that the world bans together to help increase public awareness of this terrible disease. We here at Bel Marra want to do our part, so we have compiled a list of articles dealing with Parkinson’s disease stages, Parkinson’s diseases symptoms, here to read more

Progress made in Parkinson’s disease research

Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. While some cases can be attributed to genetic inheritance or environmental factors, the majority of cases are considered idiopathic—having no specific cause. However, chemists from Konstanz sought out to develop a complex series of experiments that examined the effects of changing a single here to read more

Why strength training is important for those with Parkinson’s disease

Patients living with Parkinson’s disease may experience tremors, slower movement, and issues with balance that can inhibit their ability to exercise and keep their body strong. This has proven to be an issue, as without regular exercise that includes some measure of strength training, these symptoms can worsen as muscle mass decreases, making moving progressively here to read more

Blood test as effective as spinal fluid test to distinguish between Parkinson’s and comparable diseases

Typically, doctors rely on a spinal fluid test to differentiate between patients with Parkinson’s disease and those with an atypical parkinsonism disorder (APD). However, a blood test may be just as accurate when determining whether a patient’s symptoms are caused by Parkinson’s or an APD, according to a study published by the American Academy of here to read more

New drug may offer relief for movement difficulties in Parkinson’s disease

An experimental drug – known as opicapone – is showing promise in improving movement difficulties experienced in Parkinson’s disease. When taken alongside standard treatment (levodopa), the drug has been shown to help improve movement. Researchers found that opicapone helps boost levodopa’s ability to control Parkinson-induced motor difficulties in patients. These difficulties include tremors, stiffness, and here to read more

Welding worsened Parkinson’s disease symptoms

A new study uncovered that welders can develop and experience Parkinson’s disease symptoms which worsen over time with greater exposure to manganese from welding fumes. Study author Brad A. Racette explained, “These welders are developing parkinsonian symptoms even though their exposure to manganese is below the current regulatory limits. This study suggests that we need here to read more

Exercise best for Parkinson’s disease patients

A new study has confirmed that any type of exercise is beneficial for Parkinson’s disease patients. It may be difficult for Parkinson’s disease patients to exercise, but many experts in the field suggest that exercise can have long-term benefits for them. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a loss of dopamine, which can contribute to a here to read more