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What are the treatment options for Parkinson's disease?

Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson's disease. Most people are prescribed a combination of medications (often levodopa and carbidopa) which are used to control symptoms, make movement easier, and keep the body functioning normally for as long as possible. Physical therapy and exercise can help keep your muscles strong and toned, improving mobility. Surgery may be an effective option in advanced cases where medication isn't producing results.

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