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Is parkinson’s disease hereditary?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component.
Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there.

In brief: Yes

Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component.
Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 PD before the age of 50. http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet

In brief: 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 PD before the age of 50. http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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In brief: 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 toxic chemicals. We also know that genetics are involved with several identified mutations causing higher susceptibility & rare families with dominantly inherited pd. I believe the key & cure of pd will be found using genetic breakthroughs.

In brief: 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 toxic chemicals. We also know that genetics are involved with several identified mutations causing higher susceptibility & rare families with dominantly inherited pd. I believe the key & cure of pd will be found using genetic breakthroughs.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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