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Is Parkinson's disease preventable?
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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Parkinson's disease
No. Parkinson's disease (pd) cannot be prevented.
It appears a genetic predisposition added to environmental exposure predisposes to the development pd. Repetitive head trauma may increase risk of pd. Caffeine and smoking may reduce the incidence of pd (not recommended for prevention). Exercise and active lifestyle may offer benefit in patients with the disease but not shown to prevent onset.

In brief: Parkinson's disease
No. Parkinson's disease (pd) cannot be prevented.
It appears a genetic predisposition added to environmental exposure predisposes to the development pd. Repetitive head trauma may increase risk of pd. Caffeine and smoking may reduce the incidence of pd (not recommended for prevention). Exercise and active lifestyle may offer benefit in patients with the disease but not shown to prevent onset.
Dr. William Gaya
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
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