Parkinson’s Disease Care

Our health care provider may recommend lifestyle changes, especially ongoing aerobic exercise for Parkinson’s Disease. In some cases, physical therapy that focuses on balance and stretching is important.

The main therapy for Parkinson’s is levodopa. Nerve cells use levodopa to make dopamine to replenish the brain’s dwindling supply. Usually, people take levodopa along with another medication called carbidopa.

Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, but medications can help control the symptoms, often dramatically. In some more advanced cases, surgery may be advised.