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I’ve seen my doctor about Parkinson’s disease. What are some questions I can ask her during a follow-up visit?

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If you’re seeing your doctor about Parkinson’s disease on a follow-up visit, you can ask:

  • How quickly does my Parkinson’s disease seem to be progressing?
  • Should I consider taking medication? What are the risks and benefits?
  • Will this medication interact with other medications or with food?
  • Will medication slow the progress of Parkinson’s or just relieve the symptoms?
  • What can I do to remain healthy and active even with Parkinson’s?

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: "Parkinson’s disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson disease."

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: "Understanding Parkinson’s."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 17, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: "Parkinson’s disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson disease."

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: "Understanding Parkinson’s."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on February 17, 2018

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