Common Myths and Misconceptions That Sidetrack Parkinson Disease Treatment, to the Detriment of Patients

Common Myths and Misconceptions That Sidetrack Parkinson Disease Treatment, to the Detriment of Patients
Parkinson disease symptoms become apparent when there has been substantial loss of brain dopamine. That is the consequence of the slow progression of the Lewy body neurodegenerative process. Replenishment of brain dopamine with levodopa therapy dates back approximately a half century and continues to be the most efficacious symptomatic treatment. Understanding the fundamentals of levodopa treatment is crucial to therapeutic ... read more
Source: Mayo Clinic ProceedingsPublished on 2020-09-30By J. Eric Ahlskog