Coconut Oil and Parkinson’s: Can It Help Your Symptoms

Coconut Oil Benefits For Parkinson’s Disease

There are many reasons why you might want to try coconut oil for your symptoms. You may have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Both conditions affect movement. There are several ways to treat PD and AD. Some of these treatments include medications, surgery, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and yoga.

The first thing you need to do is decide if you want to take medication or not. If you are considering taking medication, then it is best to consult with a medical professional before doing so.

Medications used for PD include levodopa (L-DOPA), which helps control tremors; carbidopa (Metadatepep), which slows down mental activity; and clozapine (Clozaril), which treats hallucinations and delusions. These drugs work well for some patients but they can cause side effects. Other medications used for AD include amitriptyline (Elavil), which reduces anxiety; venlafaxine hydrochloride (Effexor XR), which improves concentration and memory; and memantine, which helps improve thinking skills. These medications work better than those used for PD because they don’t cause any side effects.

Another option is to use natural remedies like coconut oil. Whatever you decide, it is best to talk with your physician.

Here are some additional tips for preventing Parkinson’s disease:

If you have a child with a family history of PD or autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), consider taking 200-400 IU of vitamin E per day while she is still pregnant because these conditions can lead to the development of PD.

Eat a heart-healthy diet that’s low in saturated fat and low in calories. Stay away from sugar and products that have fructose corn syrup.

Limit coffee and caffeine intake.

Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, five days per week.

Maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if you are overweight or obese.

If you smoke, consult with your physician about finding a treatment program to help you quit.

Never use illicit drugs.

People with a family history of PD are more likely to develop the disease than others. If you or anyone in your family has PD, early detection is important.

A neurologist can conduct a thorough medical examination to determine if you have the disease or are at risk.

Movement Disorder Specialist

A movement disorder specialist is a doctor who has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating movement issues. These doctors go through four years of specialized training at an approved university after medical school.

They are trained to diagnose and treat diseases such as PD and ADPKD. If you are experiencing symptoms of either condition, it’s important to see a movement disorder specialist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

If you are interested in trying coconut oil for your PD or ADPKD, speak to your physician. They will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis and let you know if it’s safe for you to take it.

They can also tell you whether there are any other alternatives that might work better for you.

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