Will I get Parkinsons since my brother has that disease?

Posted by romans528 @romans528, Sep 28 7:13am

I am 80 and my brother is 83 and he was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons. Will I automatically get Parkinsons? I have not benn diagnosed with Parkinsons.

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@romans528 I know you’re very anxious about also getting Parkinson’s disease and upset that your brother has it. From what I have read, Parkinson’s isn’t inherited . This article explains some of it.
Your best bet to to have a talk with your doctor. Did your parents, or their parents, have Parkinson’s?


No probably not a good make sure you exercise eat a Mediterranean diet and make sure you have good stomach health if you don’t go to gastrologist. Very important

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