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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Battling the Symptoms and Health Challenges of Parkinson's Disease can be as tough as fighting Bruce Lee in the movie Enter the Dragon. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are in the throws of a battle with PD


In addition to the characteristic motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease (PD), as PD progresses people can develop symptoms including depression, trouble chewing, difficulty swallowing, constipation, dehydration, excessive salivation, and decreased gastric motility (a slowing of the natural movement of food from the stomach into the intestines).


 


In addition, many of the medications used to treat PD can cause side effects that impact diet, such as dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss,insomnia, fatigue, and/or anxiety.


Unintentional weight loss is also common among people with PD, and can result in a decrease in overall health and increase the risk of death.






 Nutritional goals for people with PD include:
 
- Improving fiber intake to reduce constipation
 
- Maintaining hydration 

- Intaking proper nutrients to create adequate energy and help prevent weight loss or excessive weight gain

- Intaking Proper Nutrients to prevent bone thinning and vitamin D deficiency 




In the later stages of PD, medications may be given three or more times a day, and protein-rich foods can become an issue. Amino acids, found in protein sources of food like meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products, can interfere with the absorption of the medication levodopa, causing the medication to not be as effective in managing symptoms of PD.





This can be avoided by taking medication 30 minutes before meals, eating protein-containing foods at dinner rather than at breakfast or lunch, and ensuring that the recommended amount of protein is being consumed. 

Many people consume significantly more protein than is recommended. A good rule to remember is that the protein should be about the size and depth of a deck of cards.








PD is a highly variable disease, with each person experiencing their own unique combination of symptoms and individual progression. Nutritional advice should be individualized to treat the specific needs of the person.


However, there are some general guidelines for nutrition for people with PD:

  • Eating a balanced diet with a variety of foods. A balanced diet includes foods from all the food groups (vegetables, fruit, dairy, grains, protein).

  • Drinking plenty of water each day. It’s important to drink at least 1,500 mL, or about 51 ounces, each day.

  • Getting enough fiber each day (30-35 g/day). Fiber is found in foods such as fruits with the peel, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Adequate fiber intake is important in reducing constipation, a frequent symptom of PD.

  • Intaking a wide Range of Nutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals that are able to help facilitate Natural Energy Creation and Help to Maintain a Healthy Weight.





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Source: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/treatment/nutrition-diet/


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