More and more evidence suggests that, at least in some people, Parkinson’s disease may start from the gut.
An interesting video posted on Facebook (fb/sciencenaturepage) illustrates the theory and recent research. Youtube link:
It is very unlikely that this is the cause of Parkinson’s disease in ALL patients. The pathogenesis (disease process) almost certainly varies from person to person.
This video beautifully depicts one possible way in which it could happen. To interpret it in the proper perspective, you may want to read the relevant article in this Guide:
This is a very promising area of research. We continue to make great strides in understanding Parkinson’s better!
Dr. Siddharth Kharkar
Dr. Kharkar is a Neurologist, Epilepsy specialist & Parkinson’s disease specialist in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He has trained in the best institutions in India, US and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.