Category : Nervous System
Parkinson is a disease that affects the nervous system and is caused by a reduction in the substance called dopamine, creating an imbalance with other substances (acetylcholine). This provokes confusion in the nerve and produces oscillatory muscular movements (shaking) mainly in the hands and head.
Symptoms of this disease are: repeated involuntary circular movements in the hands and head, contractions, difficulty in speaking, stern facial expressions and in some case even loss of appetite.
The causes of this illness are not well known, however it is known that the lack of secretion of dopamine by certain brain cells is one of them.
There isn’t an effective cure: nevertheless, what helps to retard it and make it more bearable is an adequate nutrition. Physicians knowledgeable in this area give their patients a substance called “levadopa” as a substitute for dopamine and, in some cases, this drug produces a series of negative side effects.
Suggestion:Taking minerals, B complex Vitamins, Vitamin C and E, lecithin (contained in egg yolk and soy beans), Omega-3 and Siberian Ginseng has given excellent results. Brewer’s yeast and wheat germ contain B complex Vitamins.