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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Opposites: Parkinson's disease is a condition with loss of ability to initiate movements. (other than involuntary tremor in 70 %) One can see excessive involunta ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Some ideas: Both Huntingtons and Parkinsons are disorders that affect movement. Cortical basal ganglia degeneration is an illness similar to these, based on the ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component. Keep in mind, that even though a parent may ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Yes & more to learn : Current thought says many factors are involved. Pd is more common in areas with high agricultural chemical use & in those working with heavy metals or ... Read More
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Parkinsons: PD is not usually inherited and it can affect anyone. However, inherited (genetic) factors may be important in the small number of people who develop ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Parkinsonism: Yes. There is evidence that certain chemicals and pesticides can cause parkinsonism. We are now experiencing an epidemic of parkinsonism but it is n ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Parkinson: Basal ganglia, which includes both.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Pigmented nuclei: The dopamine loss involves predominantly the basal ganglia area, but also involves dorsal vagal nucleus, substantial nigra, and areas of any dopamine ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Parkinson: Rigidity such as stiff neck, tremors, and slow movements are part of parkinson. It involves the part of the midbrain called Substantia nigra.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: The cause of parkinson disease is unknown. It appears that the cause of parkinson disease leads to the depletion of Dopamine in the subtantia nigra in ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Muench
60 years experience Clinical Genetics
Sometimes: Parkinson disease is the most common cause of parkinsonism, a symptomatic triad of tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow movement. Most of parkinson dis ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Tong
13 years experience Internal Medicine
In some cases only: The majority of parkinson’s is sporadic, not hereditary. But scientists have identified gene mutations that are associated with increased risk of dev ... Read More
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