Parkinson’s Disease Hereditary

Parkinson’s Disease Hereditary

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disease that affects your capacity to control movement. This disease usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you may have muscle stiffness, trouble walking and maintaining your balance, as well as you may shake. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, you may have memory problems, trouble sleeping and talking experience behavioral changes, and have other symptoms. 

Is Parkinson’s Disease Hereditary?

Parkinson's Disease Hereditary

Several gene mutations have been linked to Parkinson’s disease. Some people believe that some cases of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, starting before age 50 may be inherited. There is a gene mutation in people with Parkinson’s disease who have Lewy bodies. Scientists are studying this protein’s function and its association with genetic mutations that can occur in Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

Parkinson’s disease is also associated with several other gene mutations. Mutations in these genes affect nerve cells’ ability to release dopamine and result in cell death. To understand how gene mutations play a role in Parkinson’s disease, scientists are still trying to discover what causes these genes to mutate. About 10% to 15% of people with Parkinson’s disease may have a genetic mutation that makes them more likely to develop the disease. Environmental factors may also play a role.

Who Are At Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease?

  • People usually develop this disease around the age of 60 and older. Young adults rarely experience Parkinson’s disease. 
  • Having a close relative with the disease increases the chances that you will develop it. 
  • Men are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than women. 
  • Exposure to toxins also increases the risk of having the disease. Ongoing exposure to pesticides and herbicides may slightly increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease. 

Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

There’s no certain treatment for Parkinson’s disease, but medications may help you manage problems with tremors, movement, and walking. People with Parkinson’s disease have low brain dopamine concentrations.

Parkinson’s disease treatment may significantly improve your symptoms. The benefits of drugs often diminish with time or become less consistent. Symptoms can still be fairly well controlled with drugs.

Home Remedies for Parkinson's Disease

Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Parkinson’s Disease

You will need to work closely with your doctor if you have Parkinson’s disease to find a treatment plan that gives you the greatest relief from symptoms with the fewest side effects. Changing your lifestyle can also reduce the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid falls 
  • Establish a quiet time to ease some of the symptoms and complications of the disease such as depression, fatigue, or pain 

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Parkinson’s Disease Hereditary