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Parkinson's disease will be curable with cortisol

Parkinson's Disease | Last Active: Nov 24, 2019 | Replies (11)

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@colleenyoung

@robjohn, is this article?
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/dgi-pdw042517.php
It was also written about in Parkinson's News Today in 2017 https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2017/05/09/study-reports-stress-hormone-could-be-used-to-treat-parkinsons-disease/

I found a follow-up study (2019) “Endurance Exercise Reduces Cortisol in Parkinson’s Disease With Mild Cognitive Impairment,” https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2019/05/24/endurance-exercise-helps-manage-cortisol-levels-parkinsons-patients/

"Physical exercise is associated with a lower production of cortisol in healthy individuals, and there is evidence that it may also reduce the risk and rate of Parkinson’s progression."
"While other studies are needed to confirm if lowering cortisol with physical exercise works for delaying disease worsening, this data supports the further exploration of the role played by the hormone in non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s."

It would seem that exercise is important as many members have written about here on Connect. What keeps you active, RobJohn?

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@colleenyoung Great articles, Colleen. Yes, all of us with a PD diagnosis have found that we feel and move better with exercise.

I have had a Parkinson's diagnoses for several years. I am 70 and take 1 mg Rasagiline (Azilect) daily and I exercise every day. As a result the Parkinson's has not noticeably progressed. I can literally tell the difference if I have to go a couple days without exercise.
What my immediate concern is dealing with Parkinson's and recurring prostate cancer. I would like to get feedback from anyone else who is dealing with both issues and what their personal experience is.