Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disease which affects the central nervous system. To date, there is no cure for the condition, but there are medications and therapies available to address some of the symptoms and improve quality of life for patients.
Here are eight of the main drugs and therapies used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease according to the Mayo Clinic:
Levodopa is a naturally occurring chemical which can enter the brain and be converted to dopamine when combined with carbidopa. The carbidopa also prevents the levodopa from converting into dopamine before it enters the brain.
The is one of the most effective treatments for Parkinson’s although after long-term use, the effects start to fluctuate.
Some people may experience side effects such as nausea, feeling lightheaded, and making sudden involuntary movements.
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