4 Possible Causes of Parkinson’s Disease

While the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is currently unknown, scientists have come up with four possible theories according to the Mayo Clinic.

There are certain genes which, when they become mutated, cause Parkinson’s disease. However, these mutated genes are very rare, except in cases where Parkinson’s runs in the family. There are also some gene variations which seem to slightly increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s.

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  1. Laurie Dawn Morstad says:

    My Parkinsonism state in 2005-6 after 12 years of Dexedrine at dose 40-60 mg daily. I lost sense of smell, constipation, loss of proprioception with significant gait disorder, tongue tremors, decrease in fine motor, apathy,rigidity of neck muscles and bradykinesia. I have not been back to an nuerologist. I had one MRI and one EMG which were non-conclusive. So for 11 years I’ve had the working diagnosis of toxic encephalopathy with gait disorder. I now have Medicare and supplement (65) so am waiting to see a nuerologist in Billings for a new workup. I have progressed. I have a definitive cause. My ADHD meds wiped out those dopamine producers. I take 0.5 mg of klonopin to sleep but I’m a virgil (lol) to PD meds. I’ve been going it alone for a long time. Time to get some diagnostics and treatment now. I’m glad I kept exercising and fighting. I lived until I got insurance. So onward.

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