How Long Does It Take for Levodopa to Work?

We have often seen some terrible shaking in some old peoples and have witnessed their hand or arm tremor or even their head moving. Many people even name such problems as shaking disease. It can be even referred to be as one of the brain diseases as it begins mainly from the brain. It is common for almost every elderly people or even to some young people.

It is a very interesting fact that our nerve cell of our brain requires a certain chemical that is named by dopamine which helps to control the entire movement mechanism of our muscle. However, if the manufacturer cell of this dopamine that is present in the brain that is destroyed or damaged then the brain are not only able to work properly but also the muscles are unable to fetch the information that they expect. However, nobody knows that is why these cells of the brain gradually get damage or cannot make dopamine.

How Long Does It Take for Levodopa to Work?

How Long Does It Take for Levodopa to Work?

Levodopa is considered as one of the most potent drugs which are consumed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease sufferers. It is one of the oldest techniques that are used by the people. Even the early studies that are made in the laboratory cells have shown that it acts as the dopamine cell killer. And for all the lively people it does the opposite work and the drug helps to act as a barrier to the disease progression.

In order for levodopa to work it has to be taken an hour before having food. Once you do this the drug will starts to work within half an hour and the working of this drug will last until up to 5 hours. For some patients the drug will work for much longer hours and for other it will work for shorter duration.

How to control Parkinson’s Disease?

There are many techniques or rather tricks which are used in order to slow the progression of symptoms in Parkinson disease:

Exercise: Exercise has shown good result in slowing down the process of this disease progression as it helps in the improvement process of the reactivity of our brain even with the little dopamine in order to improve the cognition that is left in the brain. Regular exercise should be considered as the part of the life if one is suffering from the Parkinson disease.

Vitamin E: It has mainly been found that vitamin E act as a free radical antioxidant which is practically good for the oxidizing element.

Vitamin B6: Even vitamin B6 is being correlated with the decreased in the number of Parkinson disease.

Some Interesting Fact:

You will be amazed to know that the person who smokes has the least chances of suffering from the Parkinson disease. Even in the lab cell preparation, it has been proved that the nicotine prevents the clumping of the protein which is the part of dopamine cell death of neurons. However, there are some big risks related to the consumption of such nicotine that is mainly associated with heart disease or cancer.

Modern advancement:

One of the cardiovascular drug namely Isradipine has even shown some of the positive responses in reversing the mechanization of dopamine cell death march in various lab preparations. There are many multi-lab centered that has been introduced in order to survey regarding these drug as it sometimes leads to swelling of the leg or any other body parts and dizziness in some of the people.

Moreover, it has also been noticed that the person who uses Ibuprofen on a regular basis for curing the arthritis problem have the least chances of getting the Parkinson disease when compared to any other such anti-inflammatory drug that is of the same variety. The person those who do not suffer from any sort of kidney disorder can even have a two hundred mg dose per day which is relatively available at a cheaper cost and is even harmless to use.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:June 10, 2019

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