What Are The Symptoms Of Parkinson Disease

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Parkinson's is a
neurodegenerative disease.
Movement is normally
controlled by dopamine, a
chemical that carries
signals between the nerves
in the brain. When cells
that normally produce
dopamine die, the
symptoms of Parkinson's
appear.

Tremors, muscular
rigidity, difficulty
walking ,
fatigue and loss of
energy, poor
balance,
Insomnia, muscle
weakness, cramps
or spasm,

urinary problems or
constipation,
Depression,
fear or anxiety,
memory loss,
mental confusion or
dementia,
sexual dysfunction,
"side-effects" of your
medications...

Some factors may raise or lower
the risk of developing Parkinson's

Circumin - an
ingredient found in the
spice turmeric, is
apparently effective in
preventing the
clumping of a protein
involved in Parkinson's
disease, according to
scientists from
Michigan State

University.

Flavonoids - adult
males who regularly eat
foods rich in flavonoids
appear to have a
considerably lower risk
of developing
Parkinson's disease,
compared to others
who do not,
researchers in the USA
and UK reported in the
journal Neurology.

Examples of foods
include berries,
apples, some
vegetables, tea and
red wine. In this
study, the
protective effects
come from
anthocyanins, a
subclass of
flavonoids.

REM sleep disorder -
people with REM (rapid eye
movement) sleep behavior
disorder may have twice
the risk of developing
Parkinson's disease or mild
cognitive impairment,
compared to others
without the disorder,
researchers at the Mayo
Clinic reported in Annals
of Neurology