Saturday, April 11, 2009

Does regular exercisee slowdown the progression of PD?


PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:09 am Post subject: Does regular exercise slowdown the progression of PD? Reply with quote

Physical exercise helps to maintain body fitness. However it neither relieves the motor symptoms nor slowdown the disease progression in Parkinson's.

Kindly advise

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Dr. Okun

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:53 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

There are studies now in animals suggestion that exercise may upregulate important brain chemicals and may thus influence disease progression. There are several sites including USC, Rochestor NY, and Pitt interested in clinical trials.
Michael S. Okun, M.D.

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