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How common is it for somebody to get Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: One of the most

Common chronic neurological conditions.

In brief: One of the most

Common chronic neurological conditions.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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In brief: Further Detail

Risk of developing pd (with no family history) for the average person is approximately 0.
5%. Live a healthy life to reduce your risk!

In brief: Further Detail

Risk of developing pd (with no family history) for the average person is approximately 0.
5%. Live a healthy life to reduce your risk!
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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In brief: BUT, Rx available!!!

Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment.
Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person.

In brief: BUT, Rx available!!!

Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment.
Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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