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Pet Pooch Can Help Treat Parkinson's

by VR Sreeraman on  May 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A significant treatment for Parkinson's disease has been revealed by doctors - a pet pooch.

Health of a 28-year-old woman with the brain disease improved thanks to her pooch.
 Pet Pooch Can Help Treat Parkinson's
Pet Pooch Can Help Treat Parkinson's
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The woman, who started taking large doses of four different drugs a day to control symptoms three years after being diagnosed, had a morphine pump for 14 hours a day and her health was deteriorating fast.

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But after being given a highland terrier by a friend, docs reported improvements in symptoms and a drop in the drugs she needed, reports The Sun.

What's more, she no longer needed her daily morphine.

Doctors at Imperial College London, who report her case in the Journal Of Neurology, said: "Remarkably sustained benefits occurred, with improvement in her walking and symptoms including appetite, sleep and bowel function, as well as socialisation."

Docs are not able to zero in on the reason as to how the dog had such a dramatic effect, but they say that having to walk, feed and look after the pet encouraged her to exercise regularly.

Source: ANI
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