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Can Parkinson's disease be cured?

Currently, there is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. However, there are several treatment options available to manage symptoms and maintain mobility. The cause of the disease is still unknown, though, making it hard to cure or prevent. With continued research, there is hope of curing and preventing Parkinson's in the future.

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
There is no cure for Parkinson's disease at the present time. There are many treatment options for lessening the symptoms of the disease including medications, exercise, and surgery.
Unfortunately, there is no current cure for Parkinson's Disease. It is not yet clear what causes this condition. We know that people exposed to certain environmental toxins, pesticides, etc. are at a higher risk of developing this disorder. So  avoiding these kinds of exposures may reduce the chances of developing the condition.

Some people develop Parkinson's symptoms and signs after taking certain kinds of medication. These medications typically include antipsychotic (e.g. Haldol), atypical antipsychotic (e.g. Risperdal), and anti-nausea drugs (e.g. metoclopramide). The condition is usually reversible if the drug is stopped.

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