Movement Disorders Frequently Asked Questions

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about movement disorders.

Who is at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease?

People who are 60 and older and women are more likely than others to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon(NIH).

People are also at increased risk if they have some specific issues associated with Parkinson’s disease, according to the NIH, including:

  • A build-up of harmful proteins
  • A shortage of dopamine
  • Genetic mutations
  • Environmental toxins
  • Loss of norepinephrine

Talk to your doctor about who is at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.

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Source: Juan Torres-Reveron, MD, PhD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute