Researchers Discover New Way To Treat Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects the part of the brain that controls the movement. One of the worst part about this disease is that though the condition and the symptoms can be treated, but till date there is no total cure.

So if there is anyone in your family suffering from parkinson's disease then here is some good news. A new study has found that patients suffering from parkinson's can be cured using a non-invasive technology.

The study was conducted by the researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.The research revealed that an initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research needs to be carried in this regard, says the researchers.

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For the study 27 participants, in the age group of 67.8 years, and 26 of them were male, suffering from Parkinson's were taken into consideration and the research was conducted at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle.

During the study period, 20 of them were treated with focused ultrasound waves on their brains, while the others received a fake procedure, to account for any potential placebo effect. All the participants were under medical treatment and continued with the medication during the study period as well.

Following the study it was found that the participants who received the focused ultrasound procedure had a 62 percent improvement in their hand tremor three months later.

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Meanwhile, the participants witnessed certain side-effects like mild numbness on one side of the body, which improved, and numbness of the face and finger, which were persistent. Two subjects also experienced partial weakness that recovered or improved during the study.

The study was recently published in the scientific journal JAMA Neurology.

Know about the best diet tips to prevent parkinson's disease here. Take a look.

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1. Fresh Raw Vegetables:

Increased intake of B vitamin folic acid, found primarily in vegetables help to reduce the risk of parkinson's disease. Green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, okra and brussels sprouts are a rich source of folic acid. Including these green vegetables in your diet helps to reduce the risk of parkinson's disease significantly.

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2. Green Tea:

Green tea is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea contains important compounds that helps to protect the neural network of the brain. Drinking green tea have been found to sustain the dopamine levels, improve the brain tissue and reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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3. lntake Of Vitamin D:

Lack of vitamin D in the body have often been found to affect those suffering from Parkinson's disease. When there is inadequate vitamin D, the body cannot absorb the amounts of calcium or phosphorous as per the requirement of the body needed for its proper functioning. Further, when left unchecked it can lead to several negative effects and the problem tends to aggravate as one tends to age.

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4. Intake Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Omega-3 fatty acids are known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Parkinson's is inflammatory in nature, so including foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet helps prevent cell degeneration and death.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:06 [IST]
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