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Probiotics Can Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms: Study

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Parkinson’s disease is known for causing a host of debilitating symptoms, such as tremors, muscle rigidity, loss of mobility, speech difficulties and more. Unfortunately, it also causes other lesser-known symptoms that can make life difficult. Recently, Italian researchers tested a new treatment to see if it might relieve one of these unpleasant symptoms.

Probiotics Prove Effective

A new study suggests that probiotic supplements may have the ability to relieve constipation in people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

Published in the journals Minerva Gastroenterologica and Dietologica, the Italian study treated several Parkinson’s sufferers with a fermented milk drink containing the probiotic Lactobacilus casei Shirota. Subjects consumed the drink on a daily basis for a five-week period. Ultimately, researchers found that the probiotic significantly normalized stools, while also reducing episodes of abdominal pain, bloating and sensations of incomplete emptying.

Relieving Other Symptoms

While probiotic supplements may help relieve constipation in people who suffer from Parkinson’s; they can’t relieve other trying symptoms associated with the disease. On the other hand, countless sufferers find relief from debilitating Parkinson’s symptoms, when they receive movement disorder appliances.

By adjusting the jaw to relieve pressure from critical nerves and blood vessels, movement disorder appliances offer partial or complete relief from symptoms related to Parkinson’s. Numerous patients notice a difference the second they receive their appliances, with many experiencing complete relief from tremors and other physical limitations that make it difficult to function in day-to-day life.

Parkinson’s disease makes it hard for sufferers to enjoy life and fulfill daily responsibilities without the help of others. If you’re tired of suffering and want to regain your freedom and independence, now is the time to reach out for help. To learn more about this effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease, please call (303) 691-0267 at the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado in Denver today.

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