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  1. Parkinson’s Disease: Driving a Car

    WebMD discusses the important issue of driving when you have Parkinson’s Disease. Learn tips for safety and when you should stop driving.

  2. Levodopa Medicines for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Levodopa medications for Parkinson's disease.

  3. Dopamine Agonists for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Dopamine agonists for Parkinson's disease.

  4. Parkinson's Disease: Levodopa Versus Dopamine Agonists - Topic Overview

    No known treatment can stop or reverse the breakdown of nerve cells that causes Parkinson's disease. But medicine can relieve many symptoms of the disease.Treatment is different for every person. And the type of treatment you will need may change as the disease progresses. Your age, work status, family, and living situation can all affect decisions about when to begin treatment, what types of treatment to use, and when to make changes in treatment. As your medical condition changes, you may need regular adjustments in your treatment to balance quality-of-life issues, side effects of treatment, and treatment costs.The decision to start taking medicine, and which medicine to take, will be different for each person with Parkinson's disease. Your doctor will be able to help you make these choices.For many years, levodopa has been the drug of choice for treating Parkinson's disease. Although many newer drugs have been developed, including the dopamine agonists (for example,

  5. Neurological Exam for Parkinson's Disease - Topic Overview

    A detailed neurological exam should be part of a standard physical exam to diagnose Parkinson's disease and to separate Parkinson's disease from other conditions. Your family doctor or general practitioner can do this. Or you may be referred to a neurologist,which is a doctor who specializes in disorders of the nervous system (brain,spinal cord,peripheral nerves,and muscles). During this ...

  6. MAO-B Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease

    Drug details for Selegiline for Parkinson's disease.

  7. Parkinson's Disease Guide - Prevention

    There is no known way to prevent Parkinson's disease.

  8. Parkinson's Disease - Cause

    The links between Parkinson's disease and factors such as genetics, aging, toxins in the environment, and free radicals are all under investigation.

  9. Parkinson's Disease Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Advancing age is the only known risk factor for typical Parkinson's disease. A very small number of people with Parkinson's have a close relative with the disease.

  10. Parkinson's Disease - Surgery

    Some surgeries for Parkinson's disease, such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy, are hardly performed anymore. Neurotransplantation is a Parkinson's disease surgery that is still experimental.

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