“Traumatic Brain Injury later in life increases Parkinson’s risk”. After reading this title for an article, I immediately thought a Parkinson’s disease was one of the effects of a TBI, and I was going to go yell at somebody for never telling me that. That scared me, even though I didn’t have the TBI later in life, but just the thought of there being a risk of that made me keep reading. I’m glad I finished reading the article before I yelled at anybody. It later clarifies that a TBI doesn’t cause Parkinson’s disease, which calmed me down.
A TBI, or other brain injury may increase your chances of getting parkinson, but it does not cause it. There are still environmental factors, like insecticides and pesticides, and genetics also play a part in this, even though it is not considered a genetic disorder. But, for my mental health, 98.3% of people with a Traumatic Brain Injury did not develop epilepsy.
That is very good to hear because I already suffer from epilepsy after the TBI, I don’t want to add Parkinson’s to the list right now. My brain has already been through enough.
Here’s the article I’m talking about: Traumatic Brain injury
Published by mariacristinasanfeliu
I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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