Causes of Parkinson’s Disease
The initial cause of Parkinson's Disease is the decreased levels of Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that acts as a precursor of other substances in he body. Dopamine is generated by Dopaminergic Neurons that are available in Substantia Nigra region in the brain. The death of Dopaminergic Neuron cells cause the decrease in the Dopamine levels. However, the exact reason for the loss of these cells are unknown. As a result of low Dopamine, brain loses balance over body parts causing tremors and shakes.
Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease
This is nothing but people who got Parkinson’s at an early age. In most of the case YOPD occurs due to the genetic issues. The factors that manipulate the genes are unknown. The symptoms of Parkinson’s in YOPD are considerably slow and takes more time to reach advanced stages compared to Parkinson’s that has been diagnosed after 50 years. In very rare cases, teenagers and even children will get YOPD due to Genetic Mutations.