Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder, which is related to the use of dopamine within the human brain. Certain cells have the ability to produce and to process dopamine, an important neurotransmitter, which is used by nerve cells to send signals to other nerve cells. In PD patients, these cells die off overtime.
Dopamine itself is a basic organic and natural chemical in the catecholamine group, and plays numerous essential physiological functions in the systems. It derives from the chemical structure, which includes an amine group (NH2) connected to a catechol structure referred to as dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA). Our brain uses five recognized forms of dopamine receptors (D1, D2, D3, D4, and D5). Dopamine is generated in numerous areas of our brain, such as the ventral tegmental and the substantia nigra area.
With a lack of dopamine, patients develop movement related symptoms like rigidity, shaking and slowness in their movement, which leads to difficulties with walking and gait. In later stages of the disease, cognitive problems like dementia may arise.
Parkinson's disease is a gradually advancing disease of the neurological system that triggers individuals to lose control over their own muscles. About one in a hundred people, aged from 40 and older, suffer from Parkinson's disease and presently half of these people are undergoing various forms of Parkinson’s therapy. Even though the typical age of onset is 57, Parkinson's Disease can on rare occasions present itself in childhood and treatment may need to be sought as early as that. Males are more prone to developing Parkinson's Disease than when compared with women. Parkinson's is not a deadly condition in itself. However, in its final stages, the disease can bring about pneumonia, severe depression and choking, which can lead to death.
As brain cells can neither repair themselves nor re-grow, there is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Conventionally, Parkinson’s Treatment consists of taking dopamine-replacing medicine. This approach, however, is very limited. For one, it is only masking the symptoms of the condition. Even more importantly though, over time the medication becomes less effective, forcing patients to take more and more medication, endure its side-effects, and be left with longer off-times (a period of time where the last dosage of medication lost its effectiveness, but it is too early for the patient to take the next dosage of medication).
Information on Parkinson’s Treatment
Parkinson’s Treatment or stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, at this point, is the only viable alternative. Through stem cell treatment, it is possible to actually repair damaged dopamine cells as well as replenish their numbers altogether. Furthermore, the newly introduced stem cells do not suffer from the same defect, which the patient’s own cells suffer from. They are able to continuously produce dopamine and therefore slow down or even halt the progression of the disease. From our own research, this form of Parkinson’s therapy has proven to be successful in over 90% of cases (refer to our statistics page).
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