Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects the neurological system. Sometimes, a person is afflicted with not only Parkinson’s disease but other medication conditions at the same time. The Healthy Foundations Program is for patients that have multiple health conditions. It will help improve the health of the whole body and not just the neurological system.
Analogy of The Army
I often use an analogy with patients so they can better understand the reason keeping the whole body healthy can positively influence the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. I say your immune system is like an army of soldiers and you only have 100 soldiers. These soldiers are responsible for keeping the body in good repair and healthy. However, if you have multiple medical conditions, then each condition is going to require some attention from the soldiers. Let’s say, for example, you have Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and irritable bowel syndrome. In this instance, your immune system is doing the best it can to keep all medical conditions in check. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you would want all 100 soldiers of the immune system handling Parkinson’s disease. However, when you have the other conditions mentioned, some of the soldiers are handling Diabetes, some are handling hypothyroidism, and some are handling irritable bowel syndrome. Now, instead of 100 soldiers handling Parkinson’s Disease, you have fewer soldiers available to handle Parkinson’s. In this instance, you want to help the body improve the other conditions so that you can allocate more soldiers to Parkinson’s disease. Doing this can improve the neurological symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.