Baby Boomers may avoid brain diseases with this laser cure
As the baby boom generation ages there are deepening concerns about the rise in the number of cases of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These are devastating conditions which undermine normal brain and neurological functioning. Until this time all treatment for these conditions has simply focused on maintaining those afflicted with as little pain and as slow a course in disease progression as possible. New research points to the exciting possibility that lasers might be able to be used to actually cure these brain diseases.
At this crucial time in American history with the most dramatic changes ever in health care legislation this is significant. Until this time baby boomers have been justifiably concerned that if they or loved ones were hit with these serious brain diseases all they could anticipate from orthodox medicine was painful maintenance therapy as we have been seeing in psychiatry for decades. There have however been aggressive attempts to deal with brain diseases with natural interventions as reported upon by EmaxHealth reporter Deborah Mitchell.
The Affordable Care Act is placing an emphasis on outcomes rather than procedures, and this will push clinicians and researchers alike to search for interventions which offer more than just maintenance therapy in order to justify their incomes. Laser treatments for these brain diseases offers hope towards a realization of the goal of searching for cures for these brain diseases.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disease
The National Institute on Aging has written that Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disease which slowly results in the destruction of memory and the ability to think. Over time the progression of this disease even leads to an undermining of the ability to carry out even simple tasks.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s generally appear after age 60. It has been estimated that about 5.1 million Americans may suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. This is the most common cause of dementia seen in older people. Reporting on how difficult treatment has been for this condition EmaxHealth reporter Deborah Mitchell has reviewed concerns that Alzheimer’s Patients may be given drugs that cancel each other.
Parkinson's disease is a serious motor system disorder
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke offers a good discussion about Parkinson's disease (PD). This disease is part of a group of conditions which are called motor system disorders, and result from the loss of brain cells which produce dopamine. There are four primary symptoms of PD which are very troubling:
1: Trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face
2: Rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk
3: Bradykinesia, or slowness of movement
4: Postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination.
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