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Former MLB Player Dave Parker Shares His Perspective on Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's also doesn't have one, unique treatment.

Today, there is no specific treatment for Parkinson's disease. As each patient experiences different symptoms, doctors treat patients based off of their symptoms, and their symptoms alone. Not only does treatment include medications like Carbidopa and Levodopa (which is typically combined with the other), they can also opt for Deep Brain Stimulation, a surgery that stimulates the damaged neurons. However, while this surgery is safe, it can be very invasive as the patient must be awake during the procedure. Doctors also recommend patients to make certain lifestyle changes, like exercising more, changing their diet, and getting more rest.