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Parkinson's Disease Like Symptoms

Parkinson's Disease Like Symptoms

Chances are if you are on our website right now, what you have been doing so far to manage Parkinson’s like symptoms is not working. Maybe you are looking for information on how to manage the symptoms and stop the progression. Regardless, we are glad you are searching. ​

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Why “Parkinson’s Disease Like Symptoms” not  “Parkinson’s Disease” - As of now there are no proven diagnostic tests that can definitively diagnose Parkinson's Disease. Symptoms vary from person to person and a number of other illnesses have similar symptoms, which means misdiagnoses can occur.

Lyme disease, Essential Tremor, Restless legs syndrome, Drug-induced Parkinson’s ….. can mimic Parkinson’s Disease.

Given the complexities, it is important to seek evaluation by a neurologist as well as a movement disorder specialist.


Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms are one of the most severely crippling chronic disorders of the nervous system and the brain center involved in the control and regulation of movement.

A variety of genetic and environmental factors underlie the Parkinson’s like symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms can have at least two causes:

  • The brain damage that causes Parkinson’s disease.

  • Nutritional deficiencies that causes symptoms identical to Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms are classified as a progressive neurodegenerative disorder meaning that the initial damage continues and is the cause of deterioration.

Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms are caused by damage to a part of the brain called the substantia nigra and results in dopamine depletion. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating movement and emotional responses.

Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms may be vague and progress in phases over many years before reaching a point where they interfere with normal daily activities. Some people with Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms experience fatigue which typically develops early. A feeling of deep tiredness can come on unexpectedly, causing people who were once active and energetic to be unable to work and participate in social activities.

Other early symptoms include:

  • Constipation: If you have chronic constipation, it could be a sign of early Parkinson’s like symptoms.

  • Masked face: The masked face is when the same facial expression appears even when a person is happy, sad, excited or upset.

  • Loss of smell: Smell can vary due to cold or sinus congestion, but if loss of smell happen with no particular reason, this could be a sign of early Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms.

  • Resting Tremor: A common early symptom is a small tremor of the hand, finger, or thumb while at rest.

  • Small Handwriting: If the letters you are  writing are smaller and the words are jammed together, this could be a early sign of Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms.

There are, however, other causes of the above symptoms, so it is important to get a medical professional to evaluate your symptoms if you suspect Parkinson’s Disease.

Amino Acid Protocol (Dr. Marty Hinz, MD, Protocol)

​The Hinz Protocol is a nutritional therapy protocol that has a significant positive effect for people experiencing Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms.

People with Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms have a deficiency of dopamine in their body. Every conventional medication that contains L-Dopa (dopamine) is combined with Carbidopa. Unfortunately Carbidopa can cause significant side effects, can the damage systems of the body and often create symptoms that are more severe than the Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms itself especially when taken long term.

In the combination of Carbidopa and L-Dop, the L-Dopa has a positive impact on Parkinson’s Disease like symptoms.

Some of the Carbidopa side effects include worsening of Parkinson’s, uncontrolled muscle movements, sometimes severe nausea and vomiting, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts.

The Hinz Protocol can be the solution you have been looking for if you do not want the side effects of Carbidopa. The Hinz nutritional Amino Acids protocol uses a food base source of L-Dopa to manage Parkinson’s like symptoms and eliminates Carbidopa so that the body is then able to restore dopamine without the side effects of Carbidopa. In addition this protocol balances blood levels of amino acids with other neurotransmitters.​

Giving too much L-Dopa, whether it’s with pharmaceutical drugs like Sinemet or even a natural form will cause an imbalance of neurotransmitters and can cause symptoms like nausea and depression. To avoid unpleasant symptoms, neurotransmitters must be carefully balanced with other amino acids. You should not attempt this protocol on your own without supervision of a trained professional.