Doctors and scientists have found that Parkinson’s disease is idiopathic, meaning that there is no known cause and that it arises sporadically. Scientists have discovered several genes that are associated in those who have developed Parkinson’s, and it may help lead to new therapies, and identify certain causes. Despite there being no definitive cause, there are a few factors that could increase your odds of developing Parkinson’s:
Symptoms of Parkinson’s may reveal themselves gradually, with the first signs being barely noticeable, however over time symptoms may progress and include:
Traditional treatment for Parkinson’s include medication to help stop involuntary movements, reduce tremors and reduce muscle rigidity. Physical therapy has also proved to help to manage symptoms and maintain muscle mass.