Why Parkinson's Disease Occurs More Commonly in Men Than Women?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder, the symptoms of which include tremors, stiffness, and slow or hesitant speech. It typically develops gradually over time resulting from a deficiency in the brain of dopamine, an important chemical that permits nerve cells to communicate with each other. Every year, an estimated 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women. Researchers have been investigating various studies on the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in the population and found that the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease is greater in men than women. These studies offer new clues to how the disorder affects men and women differently and shed light on why men are more susceptible to the disease. The gender differential in Parkinson’s disease incidence rates has been assumed on the basis of mortality rates from the condition. However,