Learn if you have Parkinson’s disease, before symptoms appear

A tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have developed the world’s first tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

The tool offers hope for more effective treatment of the condition.

Currently, there are no laboratory tests that can diagnose Parkinson’s when there are no apparent signs or symptoms.

By that stage, it’s too late, as the nerve cells in the brain will have already suffered irreversible damage.

The new diagnostic software works with already available technologies, has an accuracy rate of 93 per cent and could one day be used as an early screening test.

Chief investigator Professor Dinesh Kumar said that, if Parkinson’s disease could be diagnosed before the onset of symptoms, there could be many effective treatment options for the condition.

“Pushing back the point at which treatment can start is critical because we know that by the time someone starts to experience tremors or rigidity, it may already be too late,” said Prof Kumar.

“We’ve long known that Parkinson’s disease affects the writing and sketching abilities of patients, but efforts to translate that insight into a reliable assessment method have failed – until now.

“The customised software we’ve developed records how a person draws a spiral and analyses the data in real time. The only equipment you need to run the test is a pen, paper and a large drawing tablet.

“With this tool we can tell whether someone has Parkinson’s disease and calculate the severity of their condition, with a 93 per cent accuracy rate.

“While we still have more research to do, we’re hopeful that in future doctors or nurses could use our technology to regularly screen their patients for Parkinson’s, as well as help those living with the disease to better manage their condition.”

Over 80,000 Australians and a total of 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease.

It is the second most common neurological disease in Australia, behind dementia.

“We’re excited by the potential for this simple-to-use and cost-effective technology to transform the way we diagnose Parkinson’s, and the promise it holds for changing the lives of millions around the world,” said Poonam Zham, the PhD researcher who led the study by the RMIT biomedical engineering research team.

Do you, or does someone you know have Parkinson’s disease? Would you like an early warning of this condition?

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    ROB
    7th Sep 2017
    11:37am
    That appears like a great test and we would love to do this on some of the people we know. Not sure about the "irreversible damage to the brain" though as we have seen so many people reversing their long term Parkinson's issues with simple, easy to use natural therapies?
    arbee
    7th Sep 2017
    3:09pm
    I would be interested to know what these natural therapies are as my partner has been a long term sufferer of Parkinson's.
    ROB
    7th Sep 2017
    4:33pm
    arbee, check out YouTube for starters - "Lifewave Aldo".
    Please Note:
    We are not using these patches for the Cure, Treatment or Prevention of Parkinson's.
    However in simply easing the conditions they are already clinically proven to assist with they do produce a wonderful quality of life for many people. Personally we have many other examples where we assist doctors and individuals in many countries including Australia.
    When we were in the US talking to David, the man applying the patches to Aldo, we found out that Aldo went dancing with his wife after the video, was then back to driving his car and regularly going to the gym; he had his life back.
    The patches are not for everyone as many people will immediately reject something they do not understand, but they are not expensive, very simple and safe to use, have no harmful side effects and can prove well worth considering in most cases.
    CindyLou
    9th Sep 2017
    2:35pm
    You should be ashamed of yourself Rob, trying to self promote on this site - not appropriate.

    AND YES...I BELIEVE YOU AND YOUR PRODUCT ARE HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE.
    CindyLou
    8th Sep 2017
    12:17am
    It is not appropriate to FLOG YOUR PRODUCTS in this site.
    Will be reporting you AGAIN.
    ROB
    8th Sep 2017
    6:21pm
    Sorry Cindy Lou, it appears you have no idea what Lifewave is all about. It is a technology that is used world wide to help so many people and is certainly well accepted by people that understands this - else why would it be accepted in so many hospitals and other organisations relying now on this very same product. We do understand that many will blindly look for scams and certainly find them on this product - posted by the people that, because THEY have no understanding of new technology, felt the product could not work and therefore would not work. If you feel you have to have my post treated like a scam I am sorry but more for the people that could use the real information. The posts have been made to provide information rather than simply selling something. Rob.
    CindyLou
    8th Sep 2017
    10:04am
    Have reported this poster (rob) again - these two have been trying for years to use YLC site to flog their products - google lifewave, omg. Shameful.
    CindyLou
    9th Sep 2017
    2:54pm
    This thread is about a simple new test that can predict Parkinson's which is great news as this test is non invasive etc. excellent.

    BUT it appears some people (Rob) take every opportunity to flog their own self interest ($$$)

    FYI. Google search, interesting, an example

    Http:/behindmlm.com/companies/lifewave-review-skin-patches-and-recruitment
    ROB
    10th Sep 2017
    9:41am
    It is a pity you are so negative Cindy, but would agree there are shonky products about. So sorry you cannot grasp what something genuine is all about. Yes. it is distributed with Direct Selling as the only way the product could be distributed to all walks of life at a reasonable cost and all the direct support that goes with this process. As mentioned our aim is more on providing the knowledge of something to help others rather than "Selling something", perhaps something you are not familiar with? We leave it for people to make up their own minds. Sadly it is the people not even finding out the reality of something that put others off. But that is the reality of the world today.
    michellemartin
    11th Sep 2017
    5:34pm
    I am a 77-year-old lady. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 55. My symptoms at the beginning were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. I was taking Entacapone with Levodopa, Carbidopa, and Pramipexole. My Parkinson's disease is not under control. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic Parkinsons Disease Herbal formula treatment in September 2016, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating Parkinsons disease through their PD Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with speech and coordination, my hand tremors seized and the stiffed, rigid muscle had succumbed. I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all Parkinsons sufferers, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email info@ healthherbalclinic. net.
    ROB
    12th Sep 2017
    7:42am
    That is a wonderful result Michelle. We have very similar results with the patches we use but of course because we help people obtain the patches, even if not through us we are considered by some to be selling something? In personally helping thousands about the world and paying for all our communication costs, travelling and everything else we are literally a non profit team but is such a blessing to see the smiles back on so many faces. Before YLC disconnects us per Cindy's directions we wish you well. Rob.
    loagneer
    29th Nov 2017
    10:23am
    Logan Caleb
    I am a 66-years-old man. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 37. My symptoms, at the beginning, were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. I was taking entacapone with levodopa, carbidopa, and pramipexole. My Parkinson's disease is mostly under control but not cured,After using Parkinson's disease herbal formula my daughter purchased online from Good Health Herbs Home,my parkinson's diseases disappeared,Am living Parkinson's disease free for 6 months now,no more tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness,all thanks to Good Health Herbs Home.For more detail,visit their website www .goodhealthherbshome .com

    8th Jan 2018
    3:36am
    Around age 60 I noticed that my handwriting was getting smaller and I was writing faster. I also noticed a small tremor in my right hand. The doctor went over my different symptoms and he suspected I'd either had a small stroke or the beginnings of Parkinson 's disease. After finding a neurologist and some testing I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of Parkinson’s disease. That was 4 years ago. I take Sinimet four times a day to control my symptoms, which include falling, imbalance, gait problems, swallowing difficulties, and slurring of speech,December 2017 our family doctor started me on Mbeki Herbal Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors.



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    Mariterrance
    5th Feb 2018
    11:20pm
    Around age 60 I noticed that my handwriting was getting smaller and I was writing faster. I also noticed a small tremor in my right hand. The doctor went over my different symptoms and he suspected I'd either had a small stroke or the beginnings of Parkinson 's disease. After finding a neurologist and some testing I was diagnosed with the beginning stages of Parkinson’s disease. That was 4 years ago. I take Sinimet four times a day to control my symptoms, which include falling, imbalance, gait problems, swallowing difficulties, and slurring of speech,December 2017 our family doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.? This Herbal Formula is Incredible!! My life is back.
    evelynray
    14th Mar 2018
    10:26pm
    In April last year, i started on natural parkinsons disease herbal treatments from RICH HERBS FOUNDATION, i am happy to report this PD herbal treatment worked very effectively. My parkinson is totally under control, i had a total decline in symptoms, the tremors, shaking, stiffness, congnition and speech problems stopped. Visit rich herbs foundation official web page ww w.richherbsfoundation .com. My family are amazed at the change and rapid improvement.
    evelynray
    14th Mar 2018
    10:26pm
    In April last year, i started on natural parkinsons disease herbal treatments from RICH HERBS FOUNDATION, i am happy to report this PD herbal treatment worked very effectively. My parkinson is totally under control, i had a total decline in symptoms, the tremors, shaking, stiffness, congnition and speech problems stopped. Visit rich herbs foundation official web page ww w.richherbsfoundation .com. My family are amazed at the change and rapid improvement.
    Rosalyngregory
    27th Mar 2018
    12:52am
    I was diagnosed five years ago at the age of 51. I had symptoms for 3-4 years prior to that but did not know anything about Parkinson’s. I first noticed a slight twitch in my left hand, finger and thumb, which became pill rolling. We attended a lot of sports events and I would lose my balance in the moving crowd. I then started seeing a neurologist. I started falling a lot when losing my balance and had a hard time walking normal. I finally froze up in the doorway at church. I told my Neuro and he said that I had Parkinson’s. Started me on entacapone,levodopa, carbidopa, and pramipexole and I still didn’t feel or get better January 2017 my neurologist and I decided to go with natural treatment and was introduced to Green House Herbal Clinic natural Parkinson’s disease Herbal formula, i had a total decline of symptoms with this Parkinson’s Herbal formula treatment. Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official web-site ww w. greenhouseherbalclinic. com. The tremors, Shaking, Joint Stiffness and other symptoms has subsided.  I am very pleased with this treatment. I feel very well now and exercise regularly, sometimes i totally forget i ever had Parkinson’s,Don't give up hope, fellow sufferers. Share with friends!!
    michellemartin
    18th Apr 2018
    1:47pm
    I am a 49-year-old man. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 47. My symptoms, at the beginning, were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. My neurologist prescribed entacapone with levodopa, carbidopa, and pramipexole. I opted not to go on prescription medicines but decided on using herbs instead, October 18, 2017 after being on the herbs you recommended, i had a total recovery from Parkinson’s disease with this natural herbal formula treatment. The tremors, Shaking, Joint Stiffness has subsided. When I stumbled upon you guys, it was just pure instinct. And from that day on it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The caring that goes into explaining what herbs work for whatever ails me is astounding. In today’s world where so many are after a quick buck, selling without care, The Herbal Garden’s staffs amplifies the difference. I’m a believer in karma, and for generations to come, this is a herbal store that will be leaving it’s footprint in this world. Visit THE HERBAL GARDENS official web site www. theherbalgardens. org A world of thanks to The Herbal Gardens!”
    michellemartin
    26th Apr 2018
    9:14pm
    I am a 59-year-old woman. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 57. My symptoms, at the beginning, were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. My neurologist prescribed entacapone with levodopa, carbidopa, and pramipexole. I opted not to go on prescription medicines but decided on using herbs instead, October 18, 2017 after being on the herbs you recommended, i had a total recovery from Parkinson’s disease with this natural herbal formula treatment. The tremors, Shaking, Joint Stiffness has subsided. When I stumbled upon you guys, it was just pure instinct. And from that day on it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The caring that goes into explaining what herbs work for whatever ails me is astounding. In today’s world where so many are after a quick buck, selling without care, Natural Herbal Garden’s staffs amplifies the difference. I’m a believer in karma, and for generations to come, this is a herbal store that will be leaving it’s footprint in this world. Visit NATURAL HERBAL GARDENS official web site www.naturalherbalgardens.com A world of thanks to The Natural Herbal Gardens!”
    michellemartin
    26th Apr 2018
    9:15pm
    I am a 59-year-old woman. My Parkinson's disease appeared at the age of 57. My symptoms, at the beginning, were fine tremors and rigidity with joint stiffness. My neurologist prescribed entacapone with levodopa, carbidopa, and pramipexole. I opted not to go on prescription medicines but decided on using herbs instead, October 18, 2017 after being on the herbs you recommended, i had a total recovery from Parkinson’s disease with this natural herbal formula treatment. The tremors, Shaking, Joint Stiffness has subsided. When I stumbled upon you guys, it was just pure instinct. And from that day on it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The caring that goes into explaining what herbs work for whatever ails me is astounding. In today’s world where so many are after a quick buck, selling without care, Natural Herbal Garden’s staffs amplifies the difference. I’m a believer in karma, and for generations to come, this is a herbal store that will be leaving it’s footprint in this world. Visit NATURAL HERBAL GARDENS official web site www.naturalherbalgardens.com A world of thanks to The Natural Herbal Gardens!”
    shelleylloyd
    30th Aug 2018
    1:31pm
    I was around 58 when my thumb started giving me problems. As time passed i had other symptoms; hand tremors, restless sleep, muscle weakness, cognitive decline, voice spasm, stiff achy right arm and ankle. At 60 i was diagnose of PARKINSONS DISEASE, i was on Carbidopa and Pramipexole for two years, they helped alot but not for long. As the disease progressed my symptoms worsened, with my neurologist guidance i started on natural alternative PARKINSONS DISEASE treatment from R.H.F. (Rich Herbs Foundation), the treatment worked very effectively, my severe symptoms simply vanished, i feel better now than I have ever felt and i can feel my strength again. Visit ww w. richherbsfoundation. c om. My neurologist was very open when looking at alternative medicines and procedures, this alternative parkinson disease treatment is a breakthrough.
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    1st May 2019
    9:09am
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    8th Sep 2019
    10:26am
    God bless Doctor Arthur moon for helping me to cure my father Parkinson disease. Brethren, my father have suffered Parkinson disease for a long period of time, i have tried so many remedy, but known seems to work. But i had contact with a herbal doctor who i saw so many people testifying on how they were all cured of their various disease and viruses by this doctor. So i explained my entire problem to him, and he promised to cure my father. So i gave him all benefit of doubt, and behold he prepared the herbal mixture, and send it to me in my country. Today, i am proud to say my father is now Parkinson disease free, and his life has been restored to normal. So in case you are out there suffering from Parkinson disease and other diseases or virus, i want to tell you to quickly contact: Arthur moon for your cure. His Email: arthurmoon01@gmail.com

    8th Sep 2019
    10:28am
    God bless Doctor Arthur moon for helping me to cure my father Parkinson disease. Brethren, my father have suffered Parkinson disease for a long period of time, i have tried so many remedy, but known seems to work. But i had contact with a herbal doctor who i saw so many people testifying on how they were all cured of their various disease and viruses by this doctor. So i explained my entire problem to him, and he promised to cure my father. So i gave him all benefit of doubt, and behold he prepared the herbal mixture, and send it to me in my country. Today, i am proud to say my father is now Parkinson disease free, and his life has been restored to normal. So in case you are out there suffering from Parkinson disease and other diseases or virus, i want to tell you to quickly contact: Arthur moon for your cure. His Email: arthurmoon01@gmail.com
    Lanaandrews
    26th Sep 2019
    7:59pm
    I am 65 years old, I was diagnosed of Parkinsons disease at the age of 59. I had severe calf pain, muscle pain, slurred speech, frequent falls, loss of balance, difficulty getting up from sitting position. I was placed on Sinemet 3 times daily, it helped me but not very much. My neurologist advised me to try natural treatments and introduced me to Rich Herbal Garden Parkinsons Disease Herbal formula, I read alot of positive reviews from other patients who used the treatment and i immediately started on the treatment. I had great improvement and relief with this treatment, total decline of symptoms. Great improvement with speech, co-ordination, balance, muscle, mood etc, I gained back my life with this treatment and can never be thankful enough. Visit Rich Herbal Garden official website w ww .Richherbalgardens .c om


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