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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder and the symptoms of the Parkinson’s disease are weakness, stiffness, difficulty in walking, poor balance and falls as well as impaired cognitive processing. According to a new research, Parkinson’s diseases may start in the stomach and then it spreads to the brain via the vagus nerve. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: New Study: Parkinson’s diseases may start in the stomach


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New Study Parkinsons diseases may start in
the stomach
  • Parkinsons disease is a progressive nervous
    system disorder and the symptoms of the
    Parkinsons disease are weakness, stiffness,
    difficulty in walking, poor balance and falls as
    well as impaired cognitive processing. According
    to a new research, Parkinsons diseases may start
    in the stomach and then it spreads to the brain
    via the vagus nerve. Vagus nerve extends from the
    brain-stem to the stomach and controls
    unconscious body processes such as heart rate and
    food digestion.

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Past big theory about the cause of Parkinsons
disease A past study on Parkinsons disease
suggested that it was caused by a loss of nerve
cells in one of the parts of the brain.  That
part of the brain is known as the substantia
nigra. Neurons produce a chemical known as
dopamine. Dopamine acts as messenger between the
brain and the nervous system and helps control
and co-ordinate body movements. When these nerve
cells are damaged or die then the quantity of
dopamine in the brain reduces.  It means the
control your brain exerted on the movement of
body parts does not work properly. In addition a
few environmental factors are also known to cause
Parkinsons disease. However, researchers have
also noted many changes that take place within
the brain of Parkinsons disease patients
although it not clear why these changes occur.
Some changes such as the presence of Lewy bodies
have not been explained so far. Researchers
believe these Lewy bodies hold an important clue
to the cause of Parkinsons disease. Lewy bodies
cause the disease via the abnormal deposit of a
protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. It
affects chemicals within the brain and changes
the brain pattern which in turn can lead to
problems with thinking, movement, and behavior.
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Latest research indicates Parkinsons diseases
starts from the gut In a recent study it was
found that people who underwent resection surgery
are less susceptible to Parkinson diseases.
Resection surgery means removing a part or all of
the tissue or structure or even the whole organ
from the stomach. A resection may be performed
for a wide variety of reasons such as remove a
tissue that is known to be cancerous or diseased.
Via this surgery one may get treatment and cure
for a stomach disease or disorder. Resection
surgery is also knows vagotomy. Researchers
found after adjusting for factors such as chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes,
arthritis and other conditions, people who had
undergone truncal vagotomy within the past five
years were found to be less prone to contract
Parkinsons diseases as compared to people who
did not undergo any truncal vagotomy. These
results provide strong evidence that Parkinsons
disease may start in the stomach.
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Whatever theories proposed rock steady boxing is
the only respite Rock steady boxing involves
quite a few exercises such as stretching,
running, jump roping, push-ups, and balancing led
by experienced coaches.  Boxing therapy provides
a full body workout and it is very useful for
Parkinsons diseases patient because of the rapid
combinations of hand-eye coordination with
footwork. It will help the re-development and
strengthening of brain and body function. Rock
Steady Boxing is the first gym in USA dedicated
to the fight against Parkinsons.  It is has an
important role to increases self-esteem and
confidence for Parkinsons patient.
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