Thursday, May 21, 2020

How Odor may Determine Parkinson Diseases? - Parkinson’s Diseases 8

A flower as one of odor sources

Smell is one of methods to determine whether particular person got or not Parkinson’s diseases.

It is fact that human body emits different kinds of odors based on:
- diet
- age
- sex
- genetic
- diseases in human (his or her) body.

Musky” smell is lead to diagnose of Parkinson's disease. This is a strong odor, difficult to disappear from rooms or small spaces. The smell is actually similar to smell produced by deer’s body to attract mates.

After several years of the musky smell, then followed by clinical symptoms of Parkinson’s diseases such as appearing of “sebum” on skin and hair.

Sebum is a “light yellow” substance produce by “sebaceous glands” to protect skin and hair. Sebum composes of:
- free fatty acids
- squalene
- cholesterol esters
- triglycerides
- cholesterol
- wax esters

Yes, it is need further researches to determine exact smell and chemical compounds which contribute to odor, leading to Parkinson’s diseases.

However, this “simple” methods of smell detection could be an early warning sign. This is a crucial step to prevent progressive stages of severe Parkinson’s diseases.


  1. Very interesting. I know a few people with Parkinson.but did not know about this smell factor

  2. Hi Tanza, We knew that there was an odor given off by those with Parkinson's because my wife in fascinated by dogs being trained to detect various health issues. We'd never had any clue about its description though... Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Thanks for sharing this interesting info.

  4. How Odor may Determine Parkinson Diseases? - Parkinson’s Diseases 8

    Love post

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  5. Wow, I didn't know that about Parkinson's and smell. Or, for that matter, about the role of sebum. Thanks for always keeping us informed!

  6. It is interesting to know that Parkinson and smell are related.

  7. Dearest Tanza,
    Thought provoking subject.
    Sending you hugs, while busy typing our manuscript for upcoming book...

  8. Thank you so much for these information my friend Tanza. It is quite alarming for me but it's good that we have an idea about such symptoms and diagnosis. Happy Weekend my friend!

  9. Very useful information, I'm sure not many people are aware of this. Have a nice Sunday!

  10. I heard this about diabetes as well.. Not sure if it is true.

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog. This is an interesting post... Michelle


  12. Hello. Returning the friendly visit, I come across a very seductive blog. I was a follower

    In fact, smells can "expose" a lot. I didn't know about Parkinson's.

    I will come back whenever there are new themes

    Take care

  13. I age I know more and more people who live with Parkinson!

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