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Why does Parkinson’s happen?

Why does Parkinson’s happen?

Host: So you have said that dopamine is an important factor. What else causes this disease to develop?

Ali Zırh: Now, the large group that consists of the idiopathic patients that we are interested in does not have a secondary cause, and only related to the decrease in the dopamine producing cells.

When the dopamine production decreases 65-80%, we start to see the symptoms of the disease little by little. The affected age group is usually from 62 to 65; every 3 people out of a 1000 has it, and this rate increases almost 10-fold every 10 years. This means that if we were to all live to 120, we would all more or less have Parkinson’s symptoms.
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