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#1 Discovery


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:49 AM

Hello Dr. Okun,

My childhood home was located approximately 500' amongst Paper Mills with open run off canals and collection pits for the waste from them.

Being Idiopathic Parkinson's can this be part of the reasoning behind it? Back in the 60 and 70's there were no laws in place yet for stack brushes and filters.

Also being one family member out of 6, why would I be open to the effects of environmental issues and not the others? Am I the weakest link? What does "predisposed" actually mean relating to Parkinson's?

Thank you for any insight you may have on my questions.

First symptom noticed was right arm bent at elbow - February 2014
Right arm and leg tremor, no arm swing - June 2014
Diagnosed with ET by GP - July 2014
Diagnosed with PD by 2 Neurologist - October 2014
Diagnosed with Early Parkinson by MDS - April 2015

1 mg of Azilect per day (Monotherapy)

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:11 AM

Scientists are still working out links to the environment.  A UC researcher has said, the genes load the gun; the environment pulls the trigger...


The specifics are unknown...

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