Parkinson's Disease - Risk Factors

Risk factors for Parkinson's Disease (PD) include:

Age: Young adults rarely experience PD. It ordinarily begins in middle or late life, and the risk increases with age. People usually develop the disease around age 60 or older.

Heredity: Having a close relative with Parkinson's Disease increases the chances to develop the disease.

Sex: Men are more likely to develop Parkinson's Disease than women.

Exposure to toxins: Ongoing exposure to herbicides and pesticides may slightly increase the risk of PD.