I am sure I carried symptoms of P D for some years before but in November 20010 I received an aortic valve replacement type ' C-E Perimount Pericardial Bioprosthesis model 2900 23mm AORTIC ' to give it's full details.
Prior to this operation ( aged 68yrs) I had been a fitness freak and I still run regularly now. The replacement vavle functions perfectly. But it was a long hard slog to recovery.
But the operation took longer than usual . So I was on the life support machine for too long ? Particles floating around in these machines is another story.
Please note I have no medical qualifications.
But it is documented that too long on these machines (, although it may save life ) can be detremental to the brain ! ( thats caused by all the detrious floating arround as a result of poor fltration ) Firstly the Pituitary gland does most of the hard work, it controls the system which produces Seratonin and other functions including ' production of Dopamine'
So did this lfe saving operation trigger my PD ? Mike who can't sleep.
Hi Mike - when they suspected I had PD at age 57, they sent me for an MRI head scan, the results also showed that not only had I got parkinsons but I had also had a TIA (Trans Ischemic Attack) or mini stroke. I often wonder if this TIA actually caused the parkinsons, no one else in the family have had it.
Morning Sheila. I have been up since 04.15 can't sleep. Thanks for your personl message re York.
It does appear that there are many things in life that may influence the onset of PD.. The same goes for my family . No previous signs of PD . My mother lived well into her late 80/s and retained full control of her bodily well being. My father (a police officer,) died at 52 just before heart valve replacement became the norm. Mike
I often wonder too if other things can trigger the pd. this is on my dads side but also years ago I had ECT treatments and you do think could that have set things in motion too. Maybe it's best not to think too much sometimes.
Because PD is relatively common, just about everyone who develops it can remember some medical event, such as an infection, or maybe a minor head injury or medical treatment. By and large, these are simply associations rather than causes. I agree with Sue, you can overthink things.
For example, two of the conditions I have started since I moved to the Isle of Mull, where MS, along with the rest of Scotland, is more frequent. It’s nothing to do with Mull - I’m just getting older, and developing conditions that mainly affect older people.
Gosh Mike - this is an old post, have you been through the archives?
However it still makes me wonder if anything does actually trigger the parkinsons off, but that is something I suppose we will never find out without proof.
Bet it's a glorious place where you live, I envy you - Sheila alias shefinn