Parkinson’s Disease: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 03:00 PM

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Parkinson’s Disease affects nearly two million Americans and is the most widespread neuro disorder after Alzheimer's disease. Although Parkinson’s disease can be excruciating for most patients, the treatment for Parkinson’s disease is fast changing due to the latest medical breakthroughs. Mentioned below are a few of the latest medical breakthroughs in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
 
The main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are involuntary tremors and difficulty controlling voluntary movements. Other Parkinson’s symptoms include constipation, sleep disorders, loss of sexual arousal, and urinary problems.

The drug Isosmotic macrogol, which is sold as Movicol, can alleviate constipation in people afflicted with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
 
The drug Modafinil may help alleviate narcolepsy or sleep disorder in Parkinson's sufferers. However, Modafinil may pose a great safety risk. Another breakthrough drug, Methylphenidate, was made to counter the risk that Modafinil poses.
 
Systems biology
Crucial breakthroughs in Parkinson’s disease treatment has been achieved through systems biology. A detailed strategy for the application of systems biology to medical research has been drawn up and will be applied over the coming years.
 
Gene breakthrough
Doctors and scientists have also made substantial genetic breakthroughs and have discovered the symptoms of the early onset of Parkinson’s disease. Further research is being done in this area.
 

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