Managing Parkinson's Disease Symptoms with diet
Manage the symptoms of Parkinson's Diseases with these dietary Interventions
Staying hydrated and eating plenty of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein are key ways to stay healthy and be energized.
The symptoms caused by the disease or the medications can be controlled to an extent with these dietary interventions.
Manage constipation with a diet that is rich in fiber like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains. Drink fluids and exercise well to avoid it.
Medicines for Parkinson's can cause dehydration and make you feel tired, confused, imbalance. Make sure to drink fluids throughout the day.
Loss of taste can lead to weight loss, depression and malnutrition. Try to have more flavored food and avoid bland foods.
Loss of Taste:
Eat small and frequent meals to balance energy levels. Eat foods with potassium and salts. Fluid replacement is mandatory to avoid dehydration.
It is a side effect of medicines. Ginger or Peppermint tea will help with this symptom. Avoid dairy products, fatty foods and sweet desserts.
Try pureed diet with porridge, soups, smoothies etc. Discuss dietary supplements with dietician if you can't eat or swallow.
The medicine commonly used to treat the disease should not be taken immediately after a protein meal. It will not work to full power. Save your protein intake for later.