Job 21:6 – When I think about this, I am terrified; trembling seizes my body.
All are a piece of the puzzle called, Parkinson’s disease. I know I have previously discussed this topic, but I have decided to discuss it again since I’m experiencing some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
It’s a scary diagnosis, but one that can be managed if it is caught early on. My Dad hadn’t been so lucky. He was full on Parkinson’s before his doctor caught it. Parkinson’s also was difficult to cope with when he also suffered from Dementia.
Being that not only my father, but six of his siblings also had Parkinson’s, caused me to wonder if I would be in that line of heredity to get Parkinson’s.
Some research pointed that it could be inherited, will other research did not recognize inherited connections. Healthline.com, in their article, “Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?” discusses the symptoms, causes for and is it hereditary. It also discusses the risk factors and prevention, and dietary changes including eating along the lines of the Mediterranean diet which includes focusing on fish, vegetable, whole grains, fruit, olive oil, nuts and seeds and limiting red meat.
Sometimes it only takes what I’m thinking about to cause my body to shake, just as the Bible verse above says. It’s important if you suffer from symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to see your physician to find out if you have the disease. Otherwise you will continue to shake even if you don’t have Parkinson’s Disease because you’re worried you do have it.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.