Parkinson's is an awful, debilitating and deadly disease and while it was once believed that there may be no way to lower your risk, we now see that there can be a way to help you protect yourself from getting it.
A new study now says that women’s fertility can actually keep them from getting Parkinson’s Disease. The longer than span from first menstruation to menopause can now help in the fight against Parkinsons in women.
http://www.usnews.com/health/family-health/womens-health/articles/2009/02/25/hormones-may-help-shield-women-from-parkinsons.html According to the study, though it has long been believed that women’s hormones have an effect on whether or not they develop Parkinsons, this study looked at 82,000 menopausal women. So what does this mean practically?
There are several things that we can do to try and prevent Parkinson’s disease, and although, there is obviously no way to ensure that you do not get the disease, leading a healthy lifestyle always helps in the prevention of not only Parkinson’s but many dieases.
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: since fertility can be linked to the prevention of the disease, replacing hormones lost with ones identical to your body makeup can help.
- Brain health, with things like vitamin B complex, fish oil, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidyl serine, inositol, etc.
You can learn more about Parkinson’s disease here: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease/detail_parkinsons_disease.htm.