The available treatments for Parkinson’s disease

The best that patients may aspire for currently is a break from their crippling symptoms through the use of medications, brain stimulation, or electrical implants. Levodopa is the common drug that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. When levodopa enters the body, it is turned into dopamine, which substitutes for the loss of dopamine-producing neurons. Patients have moreover been prescribed a healthy diet, physical exercise, occupational or physiotherapy.

These treatments relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease but do not turn over the damage to nerve cells in the brain. Over time, the clinical features get worse and have severe adverse effects despite treatment.