What is the best medication for Parkinson’s disease?
Medication can be used to improve the main symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as shaking (tremors) and movement problems. But not all the medications available are useful for everyone, and the short- and long-term effects of each are different. Three main types of medication are commonly used:
- dopamine agonists
- monoamine oxidase-B inhibitors
Your specialist can explain your medication options, including the risks associated with each medication, and discuss which may be best for you. Regular reviews will be required as the condition progresses and your needs change.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that uses implanted electrodes and electrical stimulation to treat movement disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, dystonia and other neurological conditions.
Focused Ultrasound Therapy
Focused ultrasound is an early-stage, noninvasive, therapeutic technology with the potential to improve the quality of life and decrease the cost of care for patients with Parkinson’s disease. This novel technology focuses beams of ultrasonic energy precisely and accurately on targets deep in the brain without damaging surrounding normal tissue. Visit https://www.fusfoundation.org/