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Postby Michael78 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:16 am

I'm twenty years old and I don't remember there ever being a time that my grandma wasn't shaking. She never went to the doctor and she refuses to admit something is wrong with her but, everybody knows she has Parkinson's. I'm not sure when her symptoms started showing though.

About six or seven years ago, my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's. He was only in his thirties and last year, he had brain surgery.

I have a six year old sister. Are we destined to get Parkinson's disease too? I've noticed in the past few years, my memory isn't as good and there's times when I start shaking really bad. Am I just being paranoid or could I already be showing symptoms? Is there a way to prevent Parkinson's disease? I know there's no cure - yet - but, is there anything I can do?
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Postby prabhakar80 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:00 am

Hi michael, the findings show that eating a diet rich in vitamin E can reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Foods with high amounts of vitamin E include nuts, seeds, olives, olive oil, other vegetable oils, and avocados. Despite their high fat content, it’s important for people to understand that these foods are an important part of a healthful diet. It is important to note that at least one study suggested that synthetic vitamin E (the most common and least expensive form used in supplements) is unlikely to provide the same benefit as vitamin E in its natural form because of its reduced activity and possible reduced ability to reach the brain tissue.
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Re: Parkinson's Disease?

Postby meriwether » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:24 am

Hi. My mom was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 68. Apparently her grandmother had it and we think her mother had it but was undiagnosed. I am 35 and I am not sure if I am imagining it but my hands shake when I am tired. Also, my speech gets a little slurred. I hope and pray I am imagining it and am being paranoid, but at the same time I want to do something to prevent me from developing Parkinson's early on. I have found that well water is not good for a person predisposed to PD. Also, chemicals such as pesticides are not good. Here is the link that I found.
http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/w ... 0051_1.htm
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Re: Parkinson's Disease?

Postby meriwether » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:36 am

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 202516.htm

I'm going to start taking one ibuprofen a day. It cannot hurt!
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Re: Parkinson's Disease?

Postby tanvir1 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:27 pm

I am 42 years old. My younger brother has got Parkinson's disease. My father, mother and grandfather, grandmother weren't this disease. Can it be possible to have it to me ?

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Re: Parkinson's Disease?

Postby Ada » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:35 am

I don't think you can know for sure, Tanvir. Some Parkinson's is genetic. Since your brother is the only one known to have the disease. I think that's probably not an issue for you. But most Parkinson's comes about more randomly than that. So it's not possible to know if you might develop it in the future.

This article talks more about the links with genetics- http://www.pdf.org/en/genetics__parkinsons_gwinn
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