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What causes Parkinson's? We have tried several. Currently I…

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What causes Parkinson's? Doctor's...

What causes Parkinson's?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes, we have tried several. Currently I take Sinamet and Artane

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, we have been treating this for 5 years with no abatement

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 5 months ago

we don't know what causes parkinsons disease.

more research is needed

Parkinson's disease is primarily caused by low and falling dopamine levels. A person with Parkinson's has abnormally low dopamine levels. Dopamine-generating cells, known as dopaminergic neurons (types of nerve cells) in the substantia nigra part of the brain have died. Experts do not know why these cells die.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Any recommendations for medications
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 5 months ago

sinemet anartane are good medications.

have you tried parmipexole?

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