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Parkinson Disease Care in Provo

Parkinson Disease is a slowly progressing, degenerative disease caused by the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Dopamine is a substance made in the body that helps with smooth and coordinated muscle movement.

Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

  • Tremor or trembling of the arms, jaw, legs, and face
  • Stiffness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk
  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia)
  • Impaired balance and coordination

How is Parkinson Disease Treated?

Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson. However, your provider can work with you to plan appropriate treatment based on the severity of your symptoms. Treatment may include:

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Complementary and supportive therapies:
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Counseling
    • Stress Management
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy

Utah Valley Clinic Neurological Center

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Park on the north side of Utah Valley Hospital in either Parking Terrace. Enter through Entrance #4 of the Utah Valley Clinic building. Take public elevators to 5th Floor.