The goal of treatment is to slow the disease and manage symptoms. This is done with lifestyle changes, medicines, and alternative and complementary therapies.
Options are:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies
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- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2019
- Update Date: 10/30/2020