Treatments for Narcolepsy
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The treatment and management of ]]>narcolepsy]]> involves lifestyle changes and medications.
The goals of treatment include:
- Improving daytime alertness
- Minimizing or eliminating troublesome symptoms such as cataplexy, hallucinations at the beginning or end of sleep, and sleep paralysis
Treatment involves the following:
At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of narcolepsy.
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Narcolepsy. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/nar/nar_what.html. Updated November 2008. Accessed April 7, 2009.
Last reviewed February 2009 by ]]> Rimas Lukas, MD]]>
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