Parkinson's Disease

Ida & Andre i-a.kamphuis at wxs.nl
Wed Feb 2 19:27:17 EST 2000


On Fri, 14 Jan 2000 12:52:16 GMT, "Nick De Smet"
<nick.desmet at advalvas.be> wrote:

>Several members of my family have been the victime of the parkinson's
>disease.
>I would like to know if there's any way to determine whether I can or can
>not get this disease? ( By scanning? bloodtest? ...)
>
>Thank you for your help?
>
>nick.desmet at advalvas.be
>
>
Rick

I forgot to answer your last question. Parkinsons disease is difficult
to diagnose., before the symptoms are observable. The sisease process
starts years before the symptoms surface. Only with a PET scan the
loss of cells in the substantia nigra can be made visible. But that is
a very expensive test and I doubt if any neuro  is willing to do that
test as long as nothing can be done to stop the cells from dying.,
except heavy smoking. Thart is weird isnt it?  





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