Risk Factors

Because the causes of PD are not known, there is currently no scientifically validated preventive course to reduce the risk of Parkinson's onset. The single biggest risk factor for PD is advancing age. Men have a slightly higher risk compared to women.  There is no strong evidence of ethnic differences in rates of Parkinson’s.

There are a number of behavioral factors which appear to be related to the onset of Parkinson’s: smoking and caffeine consumption have been associated with lower rates of Parkinson's disease, while head injury and pesticide exposure have been associated with higher risk. Unfortunately, very little can be definitively concluded about the causes of Parkinson’s; additional research is required to answer these questions.

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The Crooked Path is a blog written by Corey King, a CCPSG member and diagnosed with PD at the age of 47.  

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It's the Fourth Annual Loftin Equipment Benefit Car, Truck and Bike Show

This Annual event is presented by Loftin Equipment Co. volunteer employees and families. This event is a big part of Lone Star Parkinson Society's ability to bring programs and events to the Parkinson Community in New Braunfels and the surrounding areas. It's with tremendous gratitude to Loftin Equip. Co. we invite you to attend this years grand show.

 

 

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