Parkinson’s disease

National alcohol screening day, alcohol consumption raises Parkinson’s, heart disease, and relapse risk

This past week was the National Alcohol Screening Day, which is important as it raises awareness around the harmful effects of alcohol consumption, including Parkinson’s disease, heart risk, and eyesight and vision problems. Here at Bel Marra Health we want to keep you in the know, so we put together this roundup of health articles here to read more

Parkinson’s disease symptoms, falls reduced by common dementia drug and simple home remedies

Parkinson’s disease symptoms and falls can be reduced by common dementia drug along with simple home remedies. Researchers have found that a common dementia drug may help prevent debilitating falls in Parkinson’s disease. The findings showed that Parkinson’s disease patients who were given the oral drug rivastigmine were 45 percent less likely to fall and here to read more

Parkinson’s disease 2016 update: risk higher with iron overload, new treatment target identified

Parkinson’s disease 2016 update: risk of Parkinson’s disease is higher with iron overload, and a new treatment target has been identified. Excess iron is commonly found in the brains of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, but it is not fully understood how excess iron damages neurons in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers from the Andersen lab at here to read more

Parkinson’s disease risk higher in men, but may be reduced with flavonoid-rich foods

Parkinson’s disease risk is higher in men, but it may be reduced with flavonoid-rich foods, according to research. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that leads to tremors and difficulty in movement. It’s believed to occur due to a loss in dopamine neurons found in the part of the brain that controls movement. Oxidative here to read more

Parkinson’s disease linked to sleep disorders, sleep disturbances

Parkinson’s disease has been linked to sleep disorders and sleep disturbances. Parkinson’s disease is characterized by the loss of brain cells that control movement. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can include tremors, stiffness, slowness of movements, as well as balance and coordination problems. Memory problems, depression, and sleep problems can all occur in Parkinson’s disease, too. Sleep here to read more

Scientists identify a new factor in Parkinson’s disease

A team of researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a hitherto unknown cellular defect in patients suffering from idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. They also discovered a string of pathological events that can either trigger premature death of certain cerebral neurons, or even accelerate the process. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder here to read more

Parkinson’s disease news roundup 2015: Prevention and treatment breakthroughs, outlook for 2016

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that affects nearly 10 million people. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, so over time the disease progresses and worsens. Although there is treatment to help slow down this progression, ultimately it takes over a person’s life, making them unable to care for themselves. Although Parkinson’s disease here to read more

Hepatitis C linked with Parkinson’s disease risk

A new study has found that hepatitis C may increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological degenerative brain disorder and hepatitis C is a virus which negatively impacts the liver. Study author Chia-Hung Kao said, “Many factors clearly play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease, including environmental factors. This here to read more

Does alcohol play a role in Parkinson’s disease?

For years researchers have aimed to uncover a link between lifestyle choices like alcohol consumption and Parkinson’s disease. Now researchers have found conflicting evidence surrounding the connection. In a review of literature from 2000 to 2014, researchers found little evidence to support or negate an association between alcohol consumption and Parkinson’s disease (PD). In studies here to read more

In Parkinson’s disease, managing orthostatic hypotension improves cognition and balance

In Parkinson’s disease, managing orthostatic hypotension improves cognition and balance. Orthostatic hypotension is a form of low blood pressure that occurs when going from a sitting or lying position to a standing one. It’s commonly found in Parkinson’s disease and current recommendations to manage it involve general measures and medications that pose minimum risk or here to read more

Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) related

Recent research has found that Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia and REM sleep behavior disorder are all related. When we are asleep our body goes through different sleep phases, the deepest of which is known as rapid eye movement, or REM. During normal REM our body becomes temporarily paralyzed, and this is where we beginning here to read more

Parkinson’s disease and dementia prevented by immune regulating gene

Function changes in an immune regulating gene have been found to prevent Parkinson’s disease and dementia, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen. The regulating gene is known as Interferon-beta and treatment of it was revealed to prevent neurological death and disease in trial models of Parkinson’s disease. An estimated 10 million people are here to read more