Parkinson’s Disease. Can the Course be Altered?

Parkinson’s Disease, Can its Course be Altered? Dr. Williamson What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive degenerative disease of the neurological system. It involves continuous degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta. In simple terms, a portion of the brain begins to degenerate and atrophy causing dopamine (a neurotransmitter and hormone) to become deficient. As more and more neurons begin to die less dopamine is produced leading … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's, the second most common form of dementia, is a chronic and progressive degenerative disease of the neurological system. Parkinson’s is induced when a portion of the brain begins to degenerate and atrophy causing dopamine (a neurotransmitter and hormone) to become deficient. As more and more neurons begin to die, less dopamine is able to be produced leading to a dopamine deficiency. In addition, other neurotransmitters are affected such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some … [Read more...]