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Causes of Parkinson's Disease

List of causes of Parkinson's Disease

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Parkinson's Disease) that could possibly cause Parkinson's Disease includes:

Parkinson's Disease Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Parkinson's Disease:

Parkinson's Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Parkinson's Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Parkinson's Disease:

Parkinson's Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Parkinson's Disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Parkinson's Disease:

Causes of Broader Categories of Parkinson's Disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Parkinson's Disease as a symptom:

Conditions listing Parkinson's Disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Parkinson's Disease. Our database lists the following as having Parkinson's Disease as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Parkinson's Disease:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Parkinson's Disease as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes Parkinson's Disease?

Causes: Parkinson's Disease: Loss or failure of dopamine-producing brain cells
Article excerpts about the causes of Parkinson's Disease:
Parkinson's and related disorders are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Dopamine is a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals within the brain. Parkinson's disease occurs when certain nerve cells, or neurons, die or become impaired. Normally, these neurons produce dopamine. Loss of dopamine causes the nerve cells to fire out of control, leaving patients unable to direct or control their movement in a normal manner. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Medical news summaries relating to Parkinson's Disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Parkinson's Disease:

Related information on causes of Parkinson's Disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Parkinson's Disease may be found in:


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