Role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s disease

Brain is an important part of the human body because it controls our whole body. An unhealthy brain will be unable to control and coordinate your body and the body movements. Dopamine is a brain chemical and is also known as a neurotransmitter. This chemical is responsible for sending messages to brain and other organs of the body via nerve cells.Dopamine directly affects your emotions, and movements that require coordination of the limbs of the body. For example if you are not feeling well it could be because the dopamine levels are low. In other words, it performs an important role in the physical and mental health.

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Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease. People who are suffer from Parkinson’s disease have to take up different methodologies to control and get over it ranging from medication, exercise and Boxing Classes for Parkinson’s disease. All these methods are important to overcome the disease.  In addition it is also important to know the main cause of Parkinson’s disease because when you know the cause of Parkinson’s disease you can easily understand what things are helpful to overcome Parkinson disease.

As mentioned above Parkinson’sis a neurodegenerative disease.It develops in the substantianigra part of the brain where the cells begin to die.  These cells produce dopamine which is really important to help the brain in its working. Parkinson’s disease increases over time.The symptoms of the Parkinson’s disease become more visible and the patient develops tremors, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, gait and balance problems and other health issues. The main cause of Parkinson’s disease is the death of dopamine producing cells so it is pertinent to understand the role of dopamine in Parkinson’s diseases.

Role of Dopamine and movement

Dopamine plays an important role in human movement. The main cause of Parkinson’s diseases is the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra. Thus the first victim of Parkinson’s disease is your movement. Slow movement and impaired balance are common in Parkinson’s disease. The basal ganglia have an important role in your brain because it controls all sorts of body movements. The basal ganglia is involved with coordinating the movement of the human body. Basal ganglia needs a specific amount of dopamine to work properly. When a specific amount of dopamine does not reach the ganglia then voluntary motions may become delayed or uncoordinated. Boxing training for patients with Parkinson disease is very useful because it improves gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination.


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Role of Dopamine and memory

Dopamine plays a significant role in your brain because it will be helpful to improve your working memory and it is directly connected with your whole day activities such as eating, drinking and relaxed movements. If dopamine level is lower in your brain then it directly affects your memory and learning skills. For you it becomes difficult to learn things in the absence of dopamine. In others words the paucity of dopamine reduces memory. This triggers the onset of depression and anxiety. The reduction of dopamine level can cause your memory to suffer. In addition, prefrontal cortex is an important part of the brain and is involved in a wide variety of functions such as adjusting complex behavior, planning, focusing, and emotions. Thus, if you are not interested in some very specific activities and learning then the supply of dopamine to the prefrontal cortex will be reduced and your brain will not be able to remember the facts about the activities that seem to be uninteresting to you.

 Role of Dopamine and mood

Dopamine plays an important role in promoting the feelings of motivation and pleasure. It has some key functions in the brain.Recognizing pleasure, enjoying rewards, regulating memory, learning and others body movements are a result of the communication done via dopamine.A person who feel depressed, anxiety, chronic fatigue and hopelessness in their brain will have less amount of dopamine. And it can be very challenging to increase the dopamine level in the brain.

Dopamine plays an important role in emotions, movement, memory, mood, and learning. The main cause of Parkinson disease is the death of dopamine producing cells. We know that Parkinson’s disease has no permanent cure but doing exercises and boxing therapy can overcome the hurdles faced by Parkinson’s patients since physical activities are really helpful to increase dopamine. When you are exercising at that time your brain releases fun chemicals such as endorphins and dopamine. Increase in dopamine means you feel more relax, happy, motivated, and productive and can avoid Parkinson diseases.


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