Brain Scan

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ratfancy
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Brain Scan

Postby ratfancy » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:51 am

An interesting article. My father had Parkinson's, and I have RLS. There appears to be similarity.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-11-p ... rains.html

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Re: Brain Scan

Postby stjohnh » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:40 pm

If I remember correctly, people with RLS have decreased iron in the substania nigra, the opposite of what that article says about Parkinson's disease. Both however have similarities in that the substantia nigra is a center of the problem, and of course, both respond to dopamine agonists.
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Re: Brain Scan

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:43 am

It is very interesting in that both involve iron, yet in seemingly opposite ways.
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