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Could you tell the rout cause of Parkinson's disease ?

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Asked by Vilas Pardhe, 19 Feb '12 12:45 am
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The road to discovery is long and winding. Some of its paths lead to dead ends, some of its paths curve round and round until they lead to truth. The paths trod by those seeking the cause and then a cure for the ills that effect the brain are no different.

In the search for the root cause of Alzheimer's many degenerative changes in the brain of its victims have come to light: protein cross linking short circuiting nerve transmission, aluminum shards in DNA strands, decrease in neurotransmitters, the shrinking of the brain due to loss of its fat content (the brain is 70% cholesterol), but all of these factors are the results of the condition and not its direct cause. It is now known that moderate inflammation, not enough to be called Enchaphilitis, but enough to have been medically detected, is the root cause of the condition. (1).

With Parkinsons patients a part of the brain called the Substancia Nigra dies off. This vital part of the brain makes a substance called Dopamine. It i ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 19 Feb '12 02:41 am

 
  
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Parkinsons Disease is a disease mostly affecting middle-aged and elderly people characterized by tremors and rigid, slow movement. It is also known as PD or Parkinson disease. Early symptoms of PD are subtle and occur gradually. Parkinsons disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. The disease is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time. Parkinsons disease was named after Scottish physician James Parkinson, who published a description of the condition. Cardinal features include resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability. In some people the disease progresses more quickly than in others. It is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement ( bradykinesia ), and in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement ( akinesia ). PD usually affects people over the age of 50. The risk of PD increases with age, so analysts expect the financial and ...more
Answered by paaruul advani, 19 Feb '12 12:53 am

 
  
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Heavy metal toxicity, overexposure to harmful toxins can be very damaging. In babies, it often leads to autism and is suspected of leading to Parkinsons in adults.
Over-consumption of meat
Alcoholism and smoking, other unhealthy habits
Answered by aflatoon, 20 Feb '12 11:00 am

 
  
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It may be mild brain strokes or brain hammourage.
Answered by Ravindra Yadav, 19 Feb '12 07:36 pm

 
  
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Low levels of dopamine, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) involved in controlling movement, cause symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The shortage of this brain chemical occurs when nerve cells in a part of the brain (substantia nigra) that produces dopamine fail and deteriorate. The exact cause of this deterioration is not known.

The links between Parkinson's disease and factors such as genetics, aging, toxins in the environment, and free radicals are all under investigation. Although these studies are beginning to provide some answers, experts do not know the exact cause of the disease.
Answered by anantharaman, 19 Feb '12 10:59 am

 
  
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