Treatment

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  • Guide to Medications
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    Although there is no cure for Parkinson's, there are a number of medications that can be used to help control the symptoms of this illness…
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    Dopamine Replacement
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    Still considered the gold standard treatment for Parkinson's disease, levodopa in various forms is classified as dopamine replacement…
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  • Dopamine Agonists
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    Dopamine agonists are a second widely used medication for Parkinson's disease. Mimicking dopamine by binding to its receptors…
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    MAO-B Inhibitors
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    Once relegated to the realm of depression treatment, MAO - B inhibitors are now used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
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  • Other Meds
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    There are a number of other medications that are used in the quest to find that optimal balance of medication effectiveness…
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    Treating Mood Disorders
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    It’s not a simple solution and you may have to try a whole complement of things before you notice an improvement…
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  • 10 Tips for Your PD Meds
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    Your physician can prescribe any number of medications, but if they are not taken responsibly and consistently…
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    Treating Pain
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    Because Parkinson’s remains an incurable illness, the goal of any treatment intervention must be quality of life and pain…
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Suggested Reading
Participate in Medical Care
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As a physician I have seen first-hand the different ways people face very similar diagnoses. Regardless of our diagnosis, the fundamental approach is the same -- we must be active participants in our medical care…
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Complex Etiology of PD
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But as we’ve learned to control the hallmark motor symptoms to some extent, it has become clear that there’s much more to this disease and that there are…
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other publications

Treating Advanced Parkinson's
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What to do if your medications stop working? There are other treatment options available.
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Pushing to Find a Cure
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Like Fox, Soania Mathur's first instinct upon diagnosis was to hide her disease. She was 26, pregnant with her first child, and just beginning…
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Genetics & Environment
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More than likely, the exact reason I was challenged with this chronic illness at such a young age, will remain a mystery but I have my suspicions.
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