Currently, there’s no cure for HSD. Instead, your doctor will treat your symptoms.
Treatment varies depending on the person. However, it may include therapy, medication, or both.
Physical therapy can help prevent and reduce muscle rigidity. It may also help reduce your muscle spasms and other muscular issues.
Occupational therapy can help you develop skills for daily life. It can also help you retain your current abilities.
Speech therapy can help you manage dysphagia or speech impairment.
Your doctor may prescribe one or more types of medication. For example, your doctor may prescribe:
- methscopolamine bromide for drooling
- baclofen for dystonia
- benztropine, which is an anticholinergic drug used to treat muscle rigidity and tremors
- memantine, rivastigmine, or donepezil (Aricept) to treat the symptoms of dementia
- bromocriptine, pramipexole, or Levodopa to treat dystonia and Parkinson-like symptoms