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Does Exercise Help Slow Down The Progression Of Parkinsons Disease
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
No: The goal of these is to help the patient and the family of the patient cope with the life style changes brought about by the disease, its treatment and changes in bodily function and activity. They can be very useful for this but this will not alter the progress which depends upon the type of cancer and the treatment needed. ...Read more
Nothing proven: Coenzyme q 10 does help in mice in several studies. The small dose and used early in the disease helped more than the larger in a recent study: (mol cell neuroscience. Feb 2012). If it works in humans is unknown or what dose should be used. Talk to your neurologist, about recommended dose or even enrolling in a study at answer that question. ...Read more
Yes: I have seen cases where the tremor in Parkinsons diminishes as the disease advances. Unfortunately dementia tends to go along with it and you may not be able to appreciate the reduction in your tremor. This of course is just one doctor's experience. Talk to your doctor about your case and your treatment options. I wish you well! ...Read more
Adjunct only: In spite of what anybody else may tell you, Jason, I found only one paper in the past fifteen years that offers any support whatever to this idea; it was in an obscure Communist Chinese journal and merely suggests supplementing this population (which has historically been deficient anyway) helps general immunity. Don't bet your life on vitamins. We have mainstream Rx that works. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couldn't hurt: I am of the belief that exercise(especially yoga) is benefical; but unfortunately there is no cure to date. There are studies and trials being constantly done; and hopefully there will be a cure. Have hope...Stephen hawkins(famous astrophysicist) was diagnosed in his 20's and is still alive to date. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can immunomodulators be helpful to slow the progression of hashimoto's disease? if so, which ones?
No: There is no such treatment available. The only treatment is to normalize thyroid function if it is needed. ...Read more
Get checked first: Schizophrenia affects one to two percent of people worldwide. There are many causes, including genetic make-up, prenatal viruses, brain damage, and prolonged exposure to trauma/chronic stress. Studies show widespread brain abnormalities in individuals affected by schizophrenia. Antipsychotic drugs are commonly used for treatment, but still more research is needed to understand this disorder. ...Read more
Is there any exercise or/and diet that would be helpful in slowing down the progress of INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS ?
No: This illness is refractory to treatment. Try to stay as physically active as you can for as long as you can. See if you can get enrolled in a clinical trial. As much as I'd like to be able to recommend something, and as eager as others will be to offer ideas that will not be helpful, I must be up front with you -- do not expect any intervention to be more effective than a placebo. ...Read more
How quick can small fiber neuropathy progress?I exercise 3-4 times/week. What can I do stop the progression of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy?
Alpha Lipoic Acid: A natural supplement called Alpha Lipoic Acid is used to help the nerves damaged by neuropathy. One needs to take a therapeutic dose - 1200 mg daily. Ask your doc about it. Also, good quality marine fish oil and / or coconut oil to help coat the nerves may help. B12 (sublingual) is also used. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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