Hepatitis infections appear to increase the later risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease mainly affects the nervous systems, resulting to muscle rigidity and shaking movements. Hepatitis C, on the other hand, is a disease that affects the liver through an infection in the blood system. However, a recent study shows that researchers have found a link between the two.
Over the course of 12 years, the team of researchers tracked them in order to see the possibility if any of them developing Parkinson’s disease. And after that long amount of time, the researchers found out that of those people who were infected by hepatitis prior the start of the period, 270 have developed Parkinson’s disease. There were 120 victims belong to the hepatitis C group out of these 270 cases. While those people who were not affected by hepatitis, over a thousand of them developed Parkinson’s disease.