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Managing Life with Parkinson’s Disease

older man smiling with cane after learning tips for managing life with parkinsons disease

An estimated 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s disease, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s. It affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds and can enormously impact their lives and those around them.

Springfield Wellness Center wants you to know about our Parkinson’s treatment, which offers new hope and possibilities to people with this disease. We also want to educate the public about what Parkinson’s is, how it affects those living with it, available resources for support and caregiving tips, and how everyone can raise awareness.

Many people worldwide are affected by this illness but often feel they don’t have a voice or a platform to be heard. Let us use our collective voice to bring attention to this important cause. Call 844.334.4727 today to learn more about Parkinson’s treatment in Louisiana.

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. Parkinson’s disease symptoms may include slow movement, tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance. In addition to physical symptoms, people with Parkinson’s may also experience cognitive changes, such as memory and thinking problems.

What causes Parkinson’s disease? The cause of the disease is unknown, but it is believed to be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Facts About Parkinson’s

In addition to the above, there are numerous facts that anyone who wants to learn more about this condition should be aware of. For instance:

  • Men are nearly twice as likely as women to develop Parkinson’s disease.
  • Smoking increases your risk of developing Parkinson’s by up to 60%.
  • Approximately 20% of patients with Parkinson’s experience hallucinations or delusions at some point in their lives due to dopamine imbalances in their brains.
  • Most diagnosed patients will not require medications or surgery, while others may need more intensive treatments such as deep brain stimulation (DBS).
  • Regular exercise and physical activity have been shown to help reduce symptoms, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s.
  • Although numerous advances have been made in understanding and treating this condition over the past decades, there continues to be no known cure for people with this illness.

This last point is important because programs like the one at Springfield Wellness Center are making great strides in treating Parkinson’s disease.

Treating Parkinson’s Disease at Springfield Wellness Center

Springfield Wellness Center is at the forefront of treatment for Parkinson’s disease. One of the most advanced and exciting approaches to treatment is our own nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) therapy.

Research documents a relationship between the types of degeneration found in Parkinson’s disease and the normal depletion of NAD+, a coenzyme found in all living cells that decline with age. Our clinicians at Springfield Wellness Center have developed intravenous NAD+ administration protocols for treating symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Here are links to three published studies:

These findings indicate that using NAD+ for initial treatment and follow-up shows therapeutic potential in alleviating tremors and improving symptoms of the pain and cognitive impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Our research shows that NAD+ can relieve tremors, help with the pain associated with Parkinson’s disease, and improve cognitive impairments. In the cases we’ve treated, patients have resumed many of their activities of daily living and have been able to stop all other Parkinson’s medications. Our treatment is most effective when used early in the onset of the disease–however, we have also effectively treated a patient 10 years after his initial diagnosis. At the very least, as an add-on to traditional medications and standard care for Parkinson’s, NAD+ can be a tool for a better quality of life.

Learn More at Springfield Wellness Center

To learn more about the Parkinson’s treatment program at Springfield Wellness Center, contact us today at 844.334.4727 or use our convenient online form.