Currently, there are no treatments available to cure Parkinson disease or to completely halt its progression.
If you have an early, mild case of Parkinson disease, your doctor may recommend that you start your treatment program with only lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise. As the disease progresses, your doctor may prescribe medication to:
Other treatments may be recommended if your symptoms begin to interfere with your daily functioning. Treatment options involve the following:
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Last reviewed November 2016 by Rimas Lukas, MD Last Updated: 5/20/2015