Plan B - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Biology and Microbiology
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by a lack of dopamine. This lack of dopamine has many effects on a person’s body who has Parkinson’s Disease including loss of motor control, slowed movement (bradykinesia), changes in speech, impaired posture and balance, and muscle rigidity. The object of this paper is to explore some of the many different options for treatment of symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease that are currently available. There is not one over-arching treatment that can alleviate the symptoms that are caused by Parkinson’s Disease. However, if multiple treatments are used together, a patient who is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease can live their life with not as strong symptoms and are able to regain their freedom that this disease has taken from them.
One sentence summary: This paper explores a few of the many different pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for Parkinson’s Disease.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2020 Luke Kovaleski
Kovaleski, Luke, "Parkinson’s Disease: Current Treatment Options" (2020). Biology and Microbiology Graduate Students Plan B Research Projects. 20.