Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which results from a deterioration of neurons in the region of the brain that controls muscle movement. The degeneration creates a shortage of the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing the movement impairment, that characterize the disease.
People with Parkinson’s disease often experience trembling, muscle rigidity, difficulty walking, and problems with balance and coordination.
Although there are many theories about the cause of Parkinson’s, the etiology remains unexplained.
Various research papers have suggested mitochondrial abnormalities, environmental neurotoxic exposures, selective generation of potential toxins or reduced detoxification capacity. Infectious agents and genetic factors are also possible reasons for the disease.
Biochemical changes including increased levels of neurotoxic metals, the inhibition of mitochondrial complex 1 activity, and depleted glutathione levels occurring in the substantia nigra, all suggest that oxidative stress is present and pathologically involved in Parkinson’s disease.
Studies have also highlighted glutathione deficiency may be a common factor in parkinson’s with nigral damage. Continue reading ‘Helping Parkinson’s disease the natural way – Health Zone Clinic’ »