Monday, November 1, 2010

Is there a cure for parkinson's?

There is no cure for Parkinson's at present. Drugs are used to try to control symptoms of Parkinson's. There are no perfect drugs, although there are many promising developments.

The main aims of drug treatments for Parkinson's are to:

increase the level of dopamine that reaches the brain
stimulate the parts of the brain where dopamine works
block the action of other chemicals that affect dopamine.
In most newly diagnosed people considerable improvements can be achieved by careful introduction of anti-parkinsonian drugs.

As Parkinson's is a very individual condition, medication is prescribed and adapted to individual needs. Response to medication varies from person to person and not every medication will be considered suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss appropriate medication or any changes in medication with your health care professional.

It is important to also maintain a healthy lifestyle, focusing on exercise, relaxation and diet.

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