Parkinson's Disease Medication Overview

Parkinson’s Disease Medication Overview

Medications for PD fall into three categories. The first category includes drugs that increase the level of dopamine in the brain. The second category of PD drugs affects other neurotransmitters in the body in order to ease some of the symptoms of the disease. The third category of drugs prescribed for PD includes medications that help control the non-motor symptoms of the disease, that is, the symptoms that don't affect movement. The most common drugs for PD are in the first category, dopamine precursors—substances such as levodopa that cross the blood-brain barrier and are then changed into dopamine.  Other drugs ...
May 26, 2019 - Parkinson's Weekly Update

May 26, 2019 – Parkinson’s Weekly Update

Weekly Update - Highlights include: Looking ahead to World Parkinson Congress 2019 and back at WPC2016; a vacuum cleaner analogy that sucks; Help Wanted (for this website); dyskinesias Dancing; Losing your grip (and where to look for it); don't take CBD Oil to Disney; pick your PD therapy - hockey or karate; research study says strength training makes you breathe hard; Kirk Gibson; Olympic dreams for PD skier; reducing dementia risk; and more ...