Treatments for Parkinson Disease
There is no cure for Parkinson disease (PD). The goal of treatment is to slow the disease and ease symptoms. Medication can help to replace or mimic dopamine. This can ease movement problems and tremors. Some changes in daily habits can also help improve quality of life. Surgery may help to treat more severe movement problems.
A care plan will be created to best suit each person’s needs. It will need to be changed as PD progresses. The care plan may include:
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- Rimas Lukas, MD
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