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Treatment Options for Parkinson's Disease

Optimal management of Parkinson's disease requires a multidisciplinary approach with a team of health professionals all working together to address a multitude of symptoms.

A General Approach To Managing Your Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease and its many effects can be approached with a general management strategy in order to optimize your quality of life.

Build Your Support Team
Living well with Parkinson's Disease and optimizing management requires a team approach with a variety of medical and wellness professionals.

Dystonia vs. Dyskinesia
Managing Parkinson's requires a delicate balance between medications and side effects. Clarification between dystonia and dyskinesia and when they occur, is important.

Dealing With Sleep Disorders in Parkinson's

Treating Pain in Parkinson's Disease
Pain is a very real and potentially debilitating symptom in Parkinson's disease. It must be addressed through non-pharmacologic and medical interventions to optimize quality of life.

Treating Mood Disorders in Parkinson's Disease
Mood disorders are fairly common in those affected by Parkinson's disease and must be identified and treated in order to improve quality of life.

The Pros and Cons of Deep Brain Stimulation
If you are considering deep brain stimulation as a treatment for Parkinson's disease, you should know the risks and benefits

Treatment of Dyskinesias and Motor Fluctuations
Find out how dyskinesias are treated.

List of Parkinson's Drugs and Their Generic Names
A list of the generic names of popular Parkinson's disease drugs.

Exercise to Help Your Parkinson's Disease
Find out how exercise will benefit people with Parkinson's and what you should do.

Treatments for the Emotional Challenge of Depression in Parkinson's Disease
Find out the ways that your doctor can help treat depression in Parkinson's disease.

Protein and Parkinson's Medications
Find out how protein interacts with levodopa medications for Parkinson's disease, and how to manage the protein in your diet so that it does not change the effectiveness of your medication.

Should I Get a Pain Specialist?
Find out about pain in Parkinson's disease and whether you should see a pain specialist for your pain.

Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
Learn about different drug therapies, surgical treatments, and physical treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease.

List of Medications Used to Treat Parkinson's Disease
A list of the medications commonly used to treat medications with descriptions and descriptions of how they work.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
Find out what alternative medicine therapies can help you live with Parkinson's disease.

Dopamine Medications for Parkinson's Disease
Medications that increase the level of dopamine in the brain are the most popular treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Read more about drug therapies here.

How Can Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease be Treated?
Find out how to treat compulsive behaviors like gambling, hypersecuality, compulsive spending, compulsive eating, and punding caused by Parkinson's disease medications.

Improving Mood and Memory in People With Parkinson's Disease
Cognitive rehabilitation can help you with mood, memory, and thinking problems caused by Parkinson's Disease.

The Pace of Innovation in Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Looking at the history of the development of treatments for Parkinson's disease, there is hope that new treatments will continue to emerge that slow the progression of PD.

Over-the-Counter Pain Remedies and Parkinson’s: What Helps with Pain?
Find out what causes pain in Parkinson's disease, what you can do to alleviate your pain, and what over-the counter pain medications are best.

Alternative Medicine for Pain in Parkinson's Disease
Find out what alternative medicine therapies can help alleviate the pain associated with Parkinson's disease.

Tips for Managing All of Your Parkinson’s Disease Medications
Learn strategies to manage your medications properly, how to deal with pharmacies, and the wearing-on and wearing-off of medications.

How Can We Treat Parkinson's Disease
The National Institute of Nervous Disorders and Stroke discusses various treatment options for Parkinson's Disease.

Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson's Disease Information Page
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Read more about this option from the NINDS website.

The Goal in Parkinson's Disease? Quality of Life!
The goal of treating Parkinson's disease must be quality of life and needs to be the main priority of patients and medical professionals alike.

Dopamine Replacement Therapy in Parkinson's Disease
Since it's development decades ago, levodopa continues to be the gold standard of treatment for Parkinson's disease, improving motor symptoms and functioning.

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