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Levodopa Infusion Better Than Pills at Reducing Parkinson’s Symptoms

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Parkinson’s disease affects over 8.5 millionTrusted Source individuals worldwide, and prevalence has doubled in the past 25 years.. Image for illustration purposes
Parkinson’s disease affects over 8.5 millionTrusted Source individuals worldwide, and prevalence has doubled in the past 25 years.. Image for illustration purposes
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  • Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and the reasons for this are unclear. 
  • One of the main drugs offered to people with Parkinson’s disease is levodopa, which helps with symptoms affecting movement. 
  • A global team of researchers have now shown that the efficacy of the drug can be improved by being administered continuously via a pump, rather than orally, which is how it is usually taken. 

Parkinson’s disease affects over 8.5 millionTrusted Source individuals worldwide, and prevalence has doubled in the past 25 years.

Follow the link below to read the full story on Medical News Today: 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/levodopa-infusion-better-than-pills-at-reducing-parkinsons-symptoms

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Information Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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