Early signs of Parkinson's might be seen in colon
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
- Duration 3:14
- Date May 27, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
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Have -- outside -- house call this potential breakthrough in diagnosing Parkinson's disease a new study finds that getting a cost -- eight.
They think that one day could provide an early diagnosis for parkinson's talked to some money this is amazing I mean out.
What's the connection between a colonoscopy and potential discovering parkinson's.
Very legitimate for Parkinson's disease is a very very common disease right after alzheimer's.
I mean usually hits -- around the age of fifty it comes in very gradual but it's a progressive disease -- -- disease that's overtime you can only get worse and worse.
This signature of parkinson's -- -- address.
When somebody sitting in the same spot that's when they start to have -- -- tremor as they start walking the -- actually goes away to some bit.
It's usually don't -- side of the body they have rigid muscles didn't move as much -- very slowly.
And we timed it could be some dementia.
The diagnosis of it is very difficult and we -- for -- -- level for -- -- They may have some proteins in their brain called -- -- goes -- For the first time through colonoscopy.
They can't they have found some proteins that name with his unimportant off -- -- nuclear doesn't matter probably did -- -- that if they find them.
-- it's a tumor marker -- screening process to find out.
If they're going to get parkinson's within two to five years now what's also interesting is they went back.
I found the -- -- that have parkinson's and because we don't goes.
He found this April tuning them out and they didn't find -- in normal people unhealthy ones so I think this is a great step that's throughput cost will be we know that we're getting called -- to be starting the age of 58.
Maybe they -- -- Toronto just moving forward.
We'll get a biopsy -- -- another -- protein is there because if we find -- where the McCain intervened and delay the process I think it's a very exciting finding us.
No question when you go for constantly now for colon cancer and everyone in my view you should definitely get this should you ask your doctor by the way -- Take a -- to see if I have of this marker for parkinson's.
-- we're not there yet we're talking this very small study but this is very exciting because it reminds everyone out there that the organs of the body are.
Tied together by the time someone comes to my office and I'm diagnosing -- with -- with this -- real rigidity that David was talking about.
Or tremor or unsteady -- A long time has passed the exciting thing here is this protein is found both in the brain of parkinson's patients and now in the -- it.
If we can find it before you develop the disease we may actually be able to block it.
My -- out away from blocking this protein from forming if this protein causes it so this is a wave of the future this is what we're trying to do in medicine in general right now.
See if you have the genetics for it see if you're developing the abnormal proteins forward if we find -- in the -- and it's wild.
But it may be the exact same -- were fighting in the -- -- you do when you see a doctor.
Right now -- it is too soon to ask your doctor.
To check your -- for this protein.
But it is not too soon to say to your doctor are you picking up on this because this may be only a couple years away now and where was this study if people want to read up on this this study was done actually in Chicago at a place called Rush University OK very good.