By: Mason Kucharski
What The Disease Is
How Bad The Disease Can Get
Normally, the disease doesn’t get much worse than your movement symptoms. The neurons die out, and your movement disorders are minor. But some cases get very serious.
Some people can’t move at all! They have to be supported by others.
Some people can end up needing medical attention every DAY because the effects are so bad.Some have tremors all the time in their hands. Sometimes it's to the point were they can't even FEED themselves.
Some Of The Causes
Long periods of exposure to lead, such as being a plumber and working with lead pipes almost every day, has lead to Parkinson's. (No pun intended.)
Eating very large amounts of potassium and sodium Cyanide can cause Parkinson's.
Extreme Carbon Monoxide exposure, such as going into a coma from the exposure, can cause Parkinson's symptoms to appear.
Beginning To End
Sometimes the Warning signs are as simple as a tremor in your hand. Some can be as complex as you flailing your limbs around. Sometimes you just breakdown and fall over. You can’t move at all. Either way, it’s the weakest spot in your nervous system that tends to go first. If it’s your arm, you can’t move your arm as well, if it’s your leg, you can’t move your leg as well. You will live with Parkinson’s for the rest of your life.
It’s been said that at least a million American Citizens are living with Parkinson’s. And not all of them are elders. Some of them could be as young as eighteen.
There is no treatment or cure yet for Parkinson’s. It is incurable at this moment in time.
Most people live as long as they would without Parkinson’s. You can still live like any other civilized human being, you just can’t move as well.
Why I Chose Parkinson's
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"Parkinson's Disease." N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.
"Toxic Causes of Parkinson's Disease." Toxic Causes of Parkinson's Disease. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2013.