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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?
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Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: A bit
There are some hereditary factors but they are seemingly minor. If you have a first-degree relative with parkinson’s disease you are more likely to get it, but the risk is small (< 5 % according to mayo clinic reports).
It can run very strongly in some families in rare situations of abnormalities of alpha-synuclein synthesis or protein disposal problems.

In brief: A bit
There are some hereditary factors but they are seemingly minor. If you have a first-degree relative with parkinson’s disease you are more likely to get it, but the risk is small (< 5 % according to mayo clinic reports).
It can run very strongly in some families in rare situations of abnormalities of alpha-synuclein synthesis or protein disposal problems.
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
Dr. Jonathan Flacker
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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 therapy 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 therapy breakthroughs.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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