This means that when a patient stops medication, they might experience an increase in their symptoms. This means that they might find it even more difficult to move around or care for themselves.
In terms of lifespan, patients who don’t take medication live almost as long as those who take medication.
However, patients who are not medicated also have other options. While these are not as effective, these do help in slowing down the patient’s symptoms and making sure they remain healthy.
What are the Alternatives?
Here are some alternative forms of treatment for Parkinson Disease:
Making lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier or engaging in more physical activity, can help slow down the effect of Parkinson. In fact, patients who are still taking medication are recommended to make lifestyle changes as it has been seen to improve a patient’s overall health.
These lifestyle changes include eating more fruits, vegetables, and fatty fish as well as avoiding processed foods, meat, and sugary foods.
It’s also a good idea for patients to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. This helps maintain their strength and mobility.