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Parkinson’s Disease – Diagnosis

January 17, 2022


Unfortunately, the only way to test for Parkinson’s at this point is if it’s genetic, and that involves genetic testing that will be able to tell you you’ve inherited it. Otherwise, it’s based on your medical history and current symptoms, as long as they’ve been happening for a certain amount of time. There’s also a machine called a DaTscan. This won’t be able to diagnose you officially, however, it can be used to confirm a diagnosis, as it tracks the levels of dopamine in your brain. Additionally, if you don’t have the four main symptoms, of trouble with balance, shaking, tremor, or stiffness and slowness of movement, you likely won’t get clinically diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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