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Does Parkinson disease patient have to take Parkinson medicine?

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In brief: Depends on yourself

Many factors to assess before deciding whether it's best for a patient to take medication for their Parkinson's right away or wait.
That's something you should discuss with your doctor. Medications for Parkinson's have side effects to be sure but they also can improve the quality of life tremendously in some people. You can also engage in regular EXERCISE (not just physical therapy) which helps.

In brief: Depends on yourself

Many factors to assess before deciding whether it's best for a patient to take medication for their Parkinson's right away or wait.
That's something you should discuss with your doctor. Medications for Parkinson's have side effects to be sure but they also can improve the quality of life tremendously in some people. You can also engage in regular EXERCISE (not just physical therapy) which helps.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine

In brief: That depends

On the severity, type of disease, stage of the disease, etc.
Get evaluated by a Neurologist who specializes in Parkinson's disease and you will be assured to get the best treatment moving forward. Good luck.

In brief: That depends

On the severity, type of disease, stage of the disease, etc.
Get evaluated by a Neurologist who specializes in Parkinson's disease and you will be assured to get the best treatment moving forward. Good luck.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Doesn't have

To take meds.
But as the disease progresses. It helps patient maintain there everyday function better and longer. Talk to your doctor at length about the meds side effects benefits and risks.

In brief: Doesn't have

To take meds.
But as the disease progresses. It helps patient maintain there everyday function better and longer. Talk to your doctor at length about the meds side effects benefits and risks.
Dr. Michael Roman
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease may not need medication if the symptoms are mild.
Diet and rehabilitation exercises can help. Parkinson's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of Dopamine producing nerve cells in the substantia nigra located in the midbrain. Eventually, as more nerve cells are lost, then medications such as Dopamine agonists will be required to reduce the symptoms.

In brief: Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease may not need medication if the symptoms are mild.
Diet and rehabilitation exercises can help. Parkinson's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of Dopamine producing nerve cells in the substantia nigra located in the midbrain. Eventually, as more nerve cells are lost, then medications such as Dopamine agonists will be required to reduce the symptoms.
Dr. Adam Lewis
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