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Is Parkinson's disease genetic and what causes it?
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
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In brief: Parkinson's causes
Specific gene mutations play a role and genes changed due to environmental exposure may be causal.
Having a close relative who has it increases your risk. The triggers are felt to be virus or toxins (herbicides or pesticides). Changes in the brain of parkinson patients include: lower dopamine, lower norepinephrine, and the presence of lewy bodies.

In brief: Parkinson's causes
Specific gene mutations play a role and genes changed due to environmental exposure may be causal.
Having a close relative who has it increases your risk. The triggers are felt to be virus or toxins (herbicides or pesticides). Changes in the brain of parkinson patients include: lower dopamine, lower norepinephrine, and the presence of lewy bodies.
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