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Heredity?

My dad had PD. None of his siblings had it. However, my concern is will I get PD as I age? How much, if any, is inherited?



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  1. Brooke Huminski moderator says:

    Hi Arlicohe,

    Thanks for taking the time to reach out. I appreciate how concerning it must be to wonder about the inheritability of Parkinson’s Disease if your dad is suffering from it. At this time, it appears that most cases of PD occur sporadically, with a small percentage, about 15% showing a genetic link. Feel free to check out more here: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/basics/risk-factors-causes/. Feel free to come here anytime for support!

    Warmly,
    Brooke (Parkinsonsdisease.net team)

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