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Yoga for Parkinson\'s disorder
11 Jul

Yoga for Parkinson\'s disorder

What is Parkinson's disorder?


It is one of the most common muscle disorder found in the body.

Characteristics of Parkinson’s disease are:-

The Loss of muscle control in the body, 

Trembling of the limbs and head 

Stiffness

Slowness

Impaired balance. 


The impairment of Parkinson disease varies from person to person in this disease. Some people with Parkinson's disease live long lives, whereas others become disabled much more quickly.


Most individuals who have this disease are 60 years of age or older. Adult  Parkinson's disease is the most common disease, but early Parkinson's disease (onset between 21-40 years), and juvenile Parkinson's disease (onset before age 21) can occur.


Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease:-

Tremor

Stiffness

Slowness

Impaired balance

Anxiety

confusion, memory loss, and dementia (more common in elderly individuals)

Constipation

Depression

Difficulty swallowing and excessive salivation

Diminished sense of smell

Increased sweating

Male erectile dysfunction

Skin problems

Slowed, quieter speech, and monotone voice

Urinary frequency/urgency


Statistics of Parkinson’s disease:-

An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. 

The incidence of Parkinson's increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD diagnosed before the age of 50. Men are one and a half times more likely to have Parkinson's than women.


Yoga for Parkinson’s disease:-

1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose):-

It encourages good posture and balance. 

It cures anxiety caused by decreasing motor control.


2. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend):-

It elongates the middle and lower back, stretches the hamstrings, and quiets the body.


3. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II):-

It strengthens the legs, improves balance, and boosts self-confidence.


4. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose):-

It Relieves lower-body stiffness and combats fatigue.


What Food to eat if you have Parkinson’s disease:-

Vegetables

Cooked dried peas 

Beans (legumes) 

Whole-grain foods

Bran 

Cereals 

Pasta

Rice 

Fresh fruit 


So these are the food to eat and yoga asana to do if you have Parkinson Disease.


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