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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that occurs as a result of the degeneration of brain cells (neurodegeneration), particularly those responsible for the production of dopamine. This causes a decrease in dopamine levels which then leads to impairment of the motor system and movement.
The exact causes of Parkinson’s disease remain unknown, but there are various factors that are believed to play a role, including:
At present there is no treatment to cure or reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease. The following treatments are available to alleviate symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition:
The doctor will determine the best treatment option for each individual patient.