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Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Cough Medicine May Treat Parkinson’s Disease — The Epoch Times

Worldwide, disability and death due to Parkinson’s disease are increasing faster than for any other neurological disorder, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Parkinson’s could be treated with an inexpensive over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine if a new phase 3 trial is successful.

Current Treatment Limited to 2 Drugs

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder with four primary symptoms:

  • Tremor
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Slowness of movement
  • Impaired balance and coordination

Parkinson’s disease happens more often in men over the age of 50 with certain hereditary factors.

“There is still no treatment or medication known to prevent Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. Jonathan J. Rasouli, director of complex and adult spinal deformity surgery for the department of Neurological Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital, part of Northwell Health in New York, told The Epoch Times.

It’s thought that Parkinson’s disease develops due to the breakdown or death of nerve cells in a part of the brain that controls movement, called the substantia nigra. These cells produce an essential neurotransmitter called dopamine and stop when impaired or destroyed.

Click here to read full article https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/cough-medicine-may-treat-parkinsons-disease_5009887.html

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