Does Parkinson's disease have a genetic component?

Yes!! 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.

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What are the typical symptoms of having parkinson disease?

Dx of Parkinson's. Usually onset of sx's in late 50-60's in patients.They develope a resting pin- rolling tremor, masked facies, rigidity and slowing down of movements. They may also have postural instability and gait difficulties. Pls see an neurologist to be sure the condition is not "parkinsonism"related to medication, possible normopressure hydrocephalus or a stroke or brain mass. Read more...

I want to know what's the reason for parkinson disease?

Parkinson's disease. The reason or cause for parkinson's disease is unknown. The disease arises from a progressive loss of Dopamine producing neurons or nerve cells in the substantia nigra in the midbrain portion of the brain. The initial treatments are oral medications followed by surgical options to treat the symptoms of tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement. Read more...

How could parkinson disease be prevented?

Parkinson. Despite a good deal of investigation so far there is no known causes of Parkinson's except for those drug induced. So until the source is found the concept of prevention remains remote. Read more...

Are there any treatment that works for parkinson disease?

Surgical? Essentially there are medications and surgery. Surgical treatment would likely consist of deep brain stimulation or dbs but, you should confirm this with a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Read more...

What do doctors call a secondary symptom of parkinson disease?

Secondary Parkinson' This condition may be caused from heavy metal intoxications, medications such as anti-psychotics or related to a neurodegenerative condition "multi-systems atrophy (msa). Msa may be associated with blood pressure changes, rigity, tremor, deficits in upgaze and cognitive disorders. Pls see a neurologist for further info. Read more...