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Although no treatment has proven to slow down or stop the progression of Parkinson's disease, some treatment options can significantly alleviate symptoms. These treatments include medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery, among others. However, a healthcare provider will consider several factors (such as current symptoms, mental and emotional state, and other medications) before recommending a specific treatment plan.
Parkinson's Disease Treatment: An OverviewCurrently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease. Also, there is no treatment that has been shown to slow down or stop the progression of the disease. However, there is treatment for Parkinson's disease that provides dramatic relief from the symptoms.
- Current Parkinson's disease symptoms, along with how much the symptoms disrupt your life
- Mental and emotional state
- Current medications.
- Lifestyle changes and support
Medications for Treating Parkinson's DiseaseNot everyone who is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease will immediately require medicine. Many people are only mildly affected and do not require medications for several years after the initial diagnosis.
- Selegiline (Eldepryl®, Zelapar®, Emsam®)
- An anticholinergic
- A dopamine agonist, such as pramipexole (Mirapex®), pramipexole ER (Mirapex® ER™), or ropinirole (Requip®).