The first manifestations of Parkinson's disease can be detected in the gut!

The fight against neurodegenerative diseases, the more effective the earlier start therapy of these diseases. The problem is that the detection of these diseases tend to occur at the stage of the first symptoms of the nervous system. But, as reported by the publication Science Alert, thanks to researchers at the Karolinska University therapy and quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease can be significantly improved, because, according to their research, the first signs of the disease can be detected in the gut long before the onset of symptoms.

The first manifestations of Parkinson's disease can be detected in the gut!

to create a new theory should research group headed Boiling Lew. They managed to note that patients who vagotomy procedure (resection of the vagus nerve) was carried out on 40% less likely to suffer from Parkinson's disease. Dr. Lew group examined data from a national registry of diseases in the last 40 years. data 9430 people underwent vagotomy were analyzed, and the information on 377,200 patients who did not undergo the operation. selective vagotomy or complete: In addition, separate data by the method of the operation were examined. As we found out, the risk of developing Parkinson's disease with selective vagotomy was 1, 08%, and with the full only 0, 78%. But the risk of disease among those who have not been subjected to vagotomy, was 1, 15%. The fact that the vagus nerve - this is one of the cranial nerves that regulate the digestive tract. And experts have suggested that it may play a significant role in the development of the disease. Perhaps, the disease begins in the gut where the proteins begin to "break" and then the vagus nerve is already transmitting the error in the brain. Thus, if further studies confirm this theory, it will be possible to develop a method of early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, to detect the disease before the appearance of lesions of the nervous system.