Did a previous operation trigger (or stimulate) my PD?


#1

I am sure I carried symptom​s 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 medi​cal qualifications.  

But it is document​ed 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.


#2

 

 

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.

Sheila


#3

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​


#4

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.

sue


#5

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.

Mike


#6

 

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