Is it possible to get Parkinson's if my parents had Parkinson's? Is it genetic?
Hello, I am 42 years old male. Both parents had Parkinson's disease, and the elder sister also had a constantly shaking head. Is there any chance that I will also get Parkinson's in the future or am I at higher risk to get Parkinson's disease?
@seane Hello, no it is not hereditary but in your case, it might increase the risk. Having a family history of Parkinson's disease may increase the risk that you'll get it. This means that having a parent or sibling with Parkinson's slightly increases the risk. A combination of genetic and environmental factors may cause Parkinson’s disease. There isn’t one specific test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Doctors will usually evaluate your symptoms and perform several tests to determine if you have the condition. If you notice the following early warning signs, then you should see a doctor.