Ozzy Osbourne, former lead vocalist of the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath was diagnosed with Parkin Syndrome, a genetic condition whose symptoms are very similar to Parkinson’s disease. Osbourne, whose career has spanned over 40 years and who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide has to take daily medication for the rest of his life to combat the involuntary shudders associated with Parkinson’s disease (related posts on Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox with Parkinson’s disease).
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a central nervous system disorder that degenerates speech, movement, neurobehavioral, motor skills and other functions. The early symptom is usually a tremor in the hands, which then spreads to other parts of the body. Although there are no definitive treatments available to cure Parkinson’s disease, there are as many as 100 clinical trials currently active to develop new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, including:
- Parkinson’s disease clinical trial to validate Dyskinesia rating scale
- PD clinical trial to test effect of High and low dose of Carbidopa
- Clinical trial to test the Effects of Vitamin D repletion in patients with Parkinson’s disease
- PD research study to evaluate Amitizia in constipation with Parkinson’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease clinical trial to evaluate the effect of Placebo vs. Lubiprostone
You can also search these clinical trials by treatments for Parkinson’s disease or by doctors aiming to find cures for PD. I also recommend reading a summary on parkinson’s disease interventions, symptoms and sites.
Due to the radically dark music and doom sound of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne came to be known as the “Prince of Darkness”. Osbourne is also called the “Godfather of Heavy Metal” after he achieved achieved a multi-platinum status in solo career, in addition to the one he had earned with Black Sabbath. You can find some of his greatest songs including Crazy Train, Mr. Crowley and Iron Man.
We admire Ozzy’s courageous fight with parkinson’s disease, and wish him a life free of drugs and alcohol!
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