Is Inflammation a Key Factor in Parkinson’s Disease?

Inflammation is absolutely a key factor in Parkinson’s disease.Typically, Parkinson’s disease is an autoimmune disease to the substantia nigra or basal ganglia of the brain, and that deals with intention tremors. When we become inflamed, our blood-brain barrier is broken down (we can pass proteins through here). Typically, this will create an inflammatory response within the brain.

As we become more inflamed, that part of our brain will be damaged more and more and we will shake more and more. Typically, this destroys the receptors for dopamine. That’s why you hear about levodopa or carbidopa (drugs to help increase the level of dopamine in your body). However, all this is doing is replacing what you’re missing.

The difference with functional medicine is that we will control the inflammatory process, replenish your glutathione stores, and fix your lifestyle. Typically, after this type of treatment, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are significantly decreased or completely go away.

If you’re suffering right now, we’d love to help you change for the better. Contact the Epigenetic’s Healing Center today and learn how functional medicine can help you.

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Dr. Goodbinder

Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.