Parkinson’s disease affects about 127,000 people in the UK, said the NHS.
It’s caused by certain part soft the brain becoming damaged over a long period of time.
Making some small dietary changes could help to lower your risk of the condition and its symptoms.
Adding a warm drink to your breakfast routine is an easy way to avoid Parkinson’s symptoms, it’s been claimed.
Drinking a cup of tea in the morning is an easy way to lower your risk of Parkinson’s symptoms, said charity The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research.
One of the common symptoms of Parkinson’s is constipation, said the charity.
But, drinking a warm beverage will help to stimulate bowel movements, it added.
“No singular diet can treat Parkinson’s disease or its symptoms, but a healthy and balanced diet can improve general well-being,” said the charity.
“Eating fruits and vegetables may help keep you energised and hydrated.
“Fibre-Rich foods and fluids may ease symptoms of constipation or low blood pressure.
“Constipation is common in Parkinson’s disease. Increased fluid and fibre consumption can help maintain regularity.
“Warm liquids, especially in the morning, can stimulate bowel movements.”
You could also lower your risk of constipation by keeping topped up on fluids, it added.
Everyone should aim to drink between six and eight glasses of water every day.
Alternatively, try adding more fibre-rich foods to your diet, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grain bread.
About one in every 500 people are affected by Parkinson’s disease in the UK.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms tend to develop slowly, and only appear as mild at first.
You could be at risk of the brain condition if your handwriting seems to have gotten smaller, or if you’ve lost your sense of smell.
Speak to a GP if you’re concerned about the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
The doctor will assess your symptoms and decide whether to refer you to a specialist for further tests.