About Parkinson's Disease




How is PD treated?


 

There is no single, optimal treatment because Parkinson’s is such an individual condition. We’re all built differently and your own symptoms will evolve over time. You will need to work together with your doctor to find the right balance of treatments for your specific symptoms.
 

 

In the beginning stages, a single medication or a combination of different medications can be used. Medical treatment is started in low doses and increased gradually. Furthermore, medication is always individual and can vary greatly between people and can also cause side effects. Therefore, medical treatment for people with Parkinson's requires regular follow-up appointments by a physician with a good knowledge of the condition so that adjustments can be made as required.

 

Symptoms can be effectively controlled, often using a combination of the following:

 

  • Medication
  • Conventional therapies, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy
  • Complementary therapies, such as aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga and tai chi
  • Changes in life-style, for example diet and nutrition
  • Surgical treatments. 

 

It’s always important to understand the choices of treatment offered to you, so if you are ever unsure about your options or find some information difficult to understand, please discuss with your doctor who will be able to talk you through everything.

 

Source: EPDA www.epda.eu.com



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