Parkinson's is a chronic disease that results in the gradual death of certain brain cells. Shaking hands are one of the most well known symptoms of the disease. Parkinson's can also be accompanied by signs of dementia. These symptoms usually start to appear between the ages of 50 and 70.
Parkinson's disease and heredity
The risk of Parkinson's is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of Parkinson's.
Preventing Parkinson's disease
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease . That means you can take steps yourself to prevent Parkinson's disease . iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease ?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including Parkinson's disease . If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of Parkinson's disease , you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.