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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can pots syndrome me an early sign of parkinson's disease?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: Pots is more of a symptom rather than a diagnosis. Various causes may be found, but parkinson's is not one of them.
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
POTS not risk for PD: Although people with parkinson's disease may have some signs of autonomic nervous system dysfunction- postural orthostatic tachycardic syndome (pots) is not recognized as a risk factor in the development of parkinson's disease. It can exist as 2 separate entities but it is not believed to be a cause/effect type of relationship. I've included a chart which shows where parkinson's and pots are.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have early sign of parkinsons?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Parkinson's: Signs of slowness, stiffness, tremor or gait abnormality should be seen and evaluated by a physician.
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