Passive heat therapy for Parkinson’s Disease patients

Parkinson’s disease involves the build-up of certain proteins which causes cell break-down in the central nervous system. To reduce the negative effects of this protein build-up, body heating has been identified as a potential therapy. Higher levels of proteins that respond to body heating may have a protective effect against cell breakdown. Another benefit of body heating for Parkinson’s patients could also be improved muscular performance for everyday activities. This study aims to determine the effects of body heating on heat responding protein levels and muscle function in Parkinson’s patients.


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