how can I find a cure for tourette syndrome?

Studies are still on to better understand the causes and treatment for Tourette's syndrome. Since there is not one particular vitamin deficiency named as the reason for the cause, medical analysts believe that a combination of minerals and amino acids may be responsible for lack of motor control associated with the syndrome. An increasing number of analysts believe that the role of genetics is largely responsible in determining the cause of the syndrome.

Patients suffering from this condition do well with vitamin supplementation that have a combination of vitamin - B complex and vitamins including A, C, E and minerals such as selenium, zinc and magnesium. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is known to be an anti-anxiety agent and brings upon a calming effect upon the nervous system. Zinc and magnesium also have natural sedating properties and is useful in decreasing the fractiousness and involuntary muscle spasms that are associated with the syndrome

Keep off from all caffeine related products and drinks. Caffeine has a tendency to aggravate and worsen the condition and impairs the neurological disorder. The most effective way to control the condition is through exercise and different forms of relaxation therapies through physiotherapy. These techniques along with biofeedback are known to assuage the tic and tremor symptoms.

answered by C B

Tourette's Syndrome is an inherited nervous system disorder that can affect people from all ethnic groups. Although the disorder does not affect general health and longevity, when severe it can interfere with normal functioning and social interaction. The symptoms primarily involve tics, which are unusual movements or sounds that occur unpredictably. An affected person can suffer from tics like sudden movements, violent jerks, facial twitching or grimaces, and uncontrollable vocal sounds. Some of the other common symptoms are neck stretching and foot stamping. Tourette's Syndrome starts in childhood, with ages eight to twelve being the highest in tics severity. By adulthood, the symptoms are usually extremely mild. Males are known to be more three times more susceptible to Tourette's Syndrome.

There is no real cure or treatment for Tourette's Syndrome. In some cases, therapy is used to help deal with the condition, and if the symptoms are very severe, drugs may be prescribed targeting specific symptoms. The following are some of the home remedies that may help in reducing the effects of Tourette's Syndrome:

  • Consume teas made from chamomile and passionflower. You can take these teas two to three times a day. It will help reduce the muscle tension.
  • Increase your intake of niacin-rich foods, like peanuts, tuna, avacados, salmon, beef liver, and white meat.
  • Take herbal teas, such as green tea and teas made of eucalyptus. This will also help relive the muscle tension.

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