Parkinson’s disease is a very complex and serious condition that affects patients in many ways. Parkinson’s symptoms often include tremors or shakes, that tend to occur in your fingers and your hands. Patients may also experience rigid muscles, loss of movement, and speech and writing changes. The disease affects the daily tasks that are usually performed with no difficulties.
While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are some ways to treat the symptoms. This Khan Academy Medicine video focuses on the types of medication used to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Using hand-drawn illustrations, the film explains that there aren’t any medications that treat or cure Parkinson’s disease at the moment–only medications that help patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. It talks about how L-Dopa works and why it’s considered one of the most effective medications to help with movement problems and tremors.
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