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 of causes for the condition according to the Mayo Clinic.

 

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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.

Scientists have developed a stem cell strategy for Parkinson’s disease which doesn’t require transplants. Read more.

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  1. SHIRLEY MORRIS says:

    HELLO, I AM 85 AND DEVELOPED P.D. 5 YEARS AGO, ONLY IN MY LEGS, MY FATHER HAD P.D AND DIED WITH IT. MY BROTHER DEVELOPED P.D. LATE IN LIFE, THEN MY OLDER SISTER GOT P.D AT AROUND 75 YEARS OLD. NEXT ME. MY MOTHER NEVER HAD P.D. SO IT IS FROM THE PATERNAL SIDE OF THE FAMILY. OTHER THAN P.D. I AM IN GOOD HEALTH. DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICATION FOR THE DISEASE.SO I JUST LIVE WITH IT. WONDER WILL I PASS IT DOWN TO MY CHILDREN, I HAVE 4 LIVING NOW. REGARDS, SHIRLEY MORRIS

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