Parkinson’s Disease Cause

People with Parkinson’s disease do not have enough Dopamine because some of the nerve cells which produce it have died.

The exact cause is not yet known, but researchers think that it is the combination between genetic and environmental factors.

Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?

Until today, there is no solid proof that Parkinson’s disease is inherited. The majority of people have what is called ‘idiopathic Parkinson’s’, meaning that there’s no known cause. However, There is a genetic link for a small minority of people with Parkinson’s.

Environmental Factors

Based on a study, certain herbicides or pesticides which contain paraquat, rotenone and organochlorines are linked to increased Parkinson’s disease risk. Below is the study:

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