More and more evidence suggests that, at least in some people, Parkinson’s disease may start from the gut.
An interesting video posted on Facebook (fb/sciencenaturepage) illustrates the theory and recent research. Youtube link:
It is very unlikely that this is the cause of Parkinson’s disease in ALL patients. The pathogenesis (disease process) almost certainly varies from person to person.
This video beautifully depicts one possible way in which it could happen. To interpret it in the proper perspective, you may want to read the relevant article in this Guide: [What causes Parkinson’s disease?]
This is a very promising area of research. We continue to make great strides in understanding Parkinson’s better!
|Caution: This information is not a substitute for professional care. Do not change your medications/treatment without your doctor's permission.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar has been recognized as one of the best neurologists in Mumbai by Outlook India magazine and India today Magazine. He is a board certified (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certified) Neurologist.
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar is a Epilepsy specialist in Mumbai & Parkinson's specialist in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
He has trained in the best institutions in India, US and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.