Many have now suffered from Parkinson's disease, which was discovered way back in the 1800s, but now a study may have finally found a cure.
New Cell Study Provides Hope
Embo Press released an article stating that doctors could relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as stiffness, slow movements, and loss of balance. A group of experts from the Aarhus University now has an understanding of how the early symptoms transpire and how they can be reviewed.
In the study, researchers explained that the nerve cells have a similar stress to Parkinson's disease, also described as "shaking palsy," that has a marked loss of calcium. They found that if the individual's calcium levels are low, the cells are unable to function properly. The researchers noticed that among those at the beginning stage of the illness, their nerve cells began to malfunction, which contributed to symptoms such as sleep disorders and anxiety.
However, Cristine Betzer, the study author from the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience, or DANDRITE, at Aarhus University, explained that calcium nerve cells that have been depleted insinuate that symptoms can be reserved. Furthermore, Betzer stated that this treatment is very important as it can prevent the disease from becoming detrimental.
Parkinson's Is Likely To Occur From A Head Injury
The news of a cell study that could be helpful for those dealing with Parkinson's comes at a perfect time as another research revealed that a brain injury is likely to increase an individual's chances of developing the disorder.
Research that was published this month in the academic journal Neurology stated that individuals that experienced a blow to the head were 56 percent likely to develop Parkinson's disease at some point than those who have never been hurt, had amnesia, or have been in a state of consciousness. Data were collected from 325,870 members of the U.S. military ages 31 to 65.
Kristine Yaffe, an author from the University of California, San Francisco and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, stated that former soldiers acquired their head injuries during civilian life. Out of 212 veterans, only one was diagnosed with Parkinson's after experiencing a concussion, but the rate was higher at 1 out of 134 veterans who reported a more moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.