Prevention from Parkinson’s Disease

From The Treasury of Granny –19

Parkinson’s disease is a serious brain disorder. It robs one from all the bodily movements. There is no proven treatment for this disease. However, with Ayurveda and certain home remedies it can be controlled to a large extent. 

This disease sets over a time. Early symptoms are barely noticeable. Sometimes the patient himself/herself can’t notice the early  symptoms.  The early symptoms can be mild. The patient may feel tired or uneasy. The patient may notice his/her hands or other parts of the body parts shaking slightly, or can find hard to stand. The speech might become softer or there might be change in handwriting also. The patient may forget sometimes a word and feel depressed or anxious. There might be sleep problems such as a rapid eye movement (REM) disorder. Most of the dreaming occurs during REM sleep.

Usually, friends and family may notice the changes before the patient. There might be tremors, stiff movements, or lack of expression on the patient’s face.  As the symptoms grow, the patient might have trouble with everyday activities. This disease generally occurs after the age of fifty; however, in some people it can start earlier.

Causes of Parkinson’s Disease

It is a central nervous system disorder in which the region of the brain that controls movement is deteriorated. As a result the level of dopamine decreases; dopamine is the brain chemical that controls and coordinates movement.

Dopamine plays a major role in a variety of mental and physical functions, as:

  • Memory
  • Mood
  • General behavior and movements

It can’t be fully understood the cause of the dip in dopamine; however aging is the single most important risk for this disease. There is no known cure of this disease, thus preventive measures that can counter aging and death of the neurons can be helpful. Following measures are helpful in preventing Parkinson’s disease:


1. Eat fresh and raw vegetables: Intake of Vitamin B and folic acid can help prevent this disease. Fresh and raw vegetables are source of vitamin B and folic acid. The best source is broccoli, green and leafy vegetables, spinach, etc. Vitamin B is also found in legumes and avocadoes.

2. Vitamin D: Foods rich in Vitamin D can be quite helpful. These foods include yogurt, milk, fish, mushroom, etc. Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D. Sitting in the sunlight can be very beneficial.

3. Regular Exercise: Regular exercise decreases inflammation of the brain. In this way it reduces the chances of Parkinson’s disease.

4. Reduce Stress: Stress is very harmful for all the organs of the body including brain. It should be reduced to prevent many ailments including Parkinson’s disease.


5. Yoga and Meditation: Yoga increases blood circulation in the body and meditation helps in reducing stress.

Conclusion
There is no cure for this disease and it is not yet fully understood what causes the dip in dopamine. The single most common reason is the damage of nerve cells and inflammation of nerves. By adopting healthy lifestyle this disease can be controlled to a considerable extent.

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