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Parkinson's disease is
not one, but two diseases

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Posted By: StormCnter, 9/27/2020 10:06:26 AM

Although the name may suggest otherwise, Parkinson's disease is not one but two diseases, starting either in the brain or in the intestines. Which explains why patients with Parkinson's describe widely differing symptoms, and points towards personalised medicine as the way forward for people with Parkinson's disease. This is the conclusion of a study which has just been published in the leading neurology journal Brain. The researchers behind the study are Professor Per Borghammer and Medical Doctor Jacob Horsager from the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 9/27/2020 10:22:27 AM (No. 554119)
A good friend of 40 years is now struggling with Parkinsons, and another friend died from it about 6 years ago. A sad disease.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 9/27/2020 10:31:14 AM (No. 554138)
My father suffered from Parkinsons for over 20 years. I remember his falling and shuffling. When levadopa came out in 1970 or so, the doctors tried it on him (they decided to hospitalize him for the trial) and the drug nearly killed him. I was always told the diagnosis of Parkinsons is so difficult because the initial symptoms are much like several other diseases that are treated much differently.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/27/2020 11:50:55 AM (No. 554287)
Why are articles like this a topic of the day. Everyone knows Joe Biden is sharp as a tack, tough guy, low IQ but tough.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: FLCracker 9/27/2020 12:35:21 PM (No. 554355)
I know a lady who has Crohn's disease and was just diagnosed with Parkinson's, too. I think this research may be a tiny silver lining for her.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday 9/27/2020 1:08:41 PM (No. 554399)
Same as No. 1. I lost a dear friend 3 years ago to Parkinsons. Awful disease. I would rather drop dead from a massive heart attack than to live for years with it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/27/2020 1:49:52 PM (No. 554437)
Interesting that this came out, now that Hillary is trying to take Trump on again. Would not be surprised to learn that this disease is what she is suffering from, given her respiratory issues. Either Parkinson's or MS. But she is indeed sick.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter 9/27/2020 2:24:28 PM (No. 554479)
Parkinson's stole the last ten years of my brother's life. He fought against the symptoms but no one wins against that disease.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: OhioNick 9/27/2020 3:55:41 PM (No. 554577)
When my late mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013, I was determined to find a cure. I consider myself an expert in alternative medicine and I examined both the causes and treatments of the disease -- alternative as well as mainstream. Over a three-year period, I spent well over 3,000 hours researching Parkinson's, and I discovered how my mother "caught" the disease. I blame two of her doctors for "giving" her Parkinson's. As for treatments, there are many. For a variety of reasons, I will mention only two of the treatments. There's an approved treatment in New Zealand that reverses the course of the disease by 18-months and keeps the patient from getting worse. As for my mother, she was in late-stage Parkinson's and many of her doctors couldn't understand why I wouldn't let her go. Then in December 2016, I read about a treatment that consisted of exposure to 40-hertz blue light. This must be done correctly or you could destroy a person's retina. It's been three-years since her death, and I still find it difficult to discuss what happened. In just eight days, she improved dramatically. But in that eighth day, she died due to a nurse's negligence. Yes, I did expect her to make a nearly-full recovery, but I'll never know for sure. Additionally, I had planned on also exposing her to 40-hertz sound, which is also a proven treatment. (While I was writing this, my computer froze, turned itself off, then came back on without me losing any information. It has never done that before, ever. I have to wonder if that was a sign from my mother.)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: frew 9/28/2020 7:45:33 AM (No. 555082)
Doctors have long been aware that Parkinson's Disease probably has more than one mode of pathogenesis. There are already a number of conditions with parkinsonism features that have been separated out as distinct entities.
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