There is no known way to prevent
Research has shown
that people who eat more fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods, fish, and
omega-3 rich oils (sometimes known as the Mediterranean diet) and who eat less
red meat and dairy may have some protection against Parkinson's. But
the reason for this is still being studied.2
Usually, the outward symptoms of Parkinson's are distinctive enough for a doctor to make a diagnosis in the office. Tests can help your doctor determine whether you have Parkinson's disease or some other type of parkinsonism. If you don't have a response to the drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, you may have one of these other types of movement disorders and your doctor will probably continue to search for the cause of your symptoms.