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.