Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system, the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of which you learned from the previous article. This time we will talk about the possibilities of treatment, the intricacies of the use of certain drugs and the prognosis of the disease.
Drug treatment is the most common way to treat Parkinson’s disease. The goal of treatment is to fill the lack of a chemical (neurotransmitter) of dopamine in the brain, the lack of which causes symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. As a rule, treatment with medicines begins when symptoms become disabling or disrupt the daily life of a person.
Methods of treatment can be different depending on the symptoms, age and reaction of the body to certain medications. In most cases, medications alleviate symptoms, but can also cause side effects. In each case, a selection of the best combination of medications is made, and this takes some time.