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Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the areas of the brain controlling movement. Dopamine is a chemical that helps transmit messages between nerve cells in the brain. For reasons that are still unclear, dopamine-producing nerve cells gradually deteriorate and are lost, resulting in low levels of this essential transmitter. In a person with Parkinson’s, the shortage of dopamine leads to disturbances and lack of control of their movements. Problems with movement are therefore typically among the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Other disease-related changes can be detected in the gastrointestinal tract that explain commonly experience disturbances such as slower digestion or olfactory (sense of smell) disorders. These often occur long before movement disorders become noticeable.

Parkinson's disease is treatable, and effective medication can usually provide good symptom control. Medications for Parkinson’s may be taken in many different forms.

Your doctor will try to find the medication that is most suitable for you throughout your treatment.
Please visit the treatment section to find out more about the different options available.

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