Paraquat-Spraying Farmers And Others Should Self-Monitor For Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Inhaling or ingesting paraquat by any means will result in unmistakable physical difficulties
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Studies linking inhaling paraquat with developing Parkinson's disease explain that the disease is slow in developing and rapid in taking over the entire mind and body. Paraquat could be the root cause of thousands of farmers and those who work, live, or play near paraquat-spraying farms, developing Paraquat Parkinson's disease, a rare and permanent form of neurological disorder. Studies claim that inhaling low dosages of paraquat repeatedly and over time causes the chemical to go immediately to the brain through the olfactory glands and kill the cells that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter chemical that governs a person's motor skills. Parkinson's disease gradually affects its victims with subtle but unmistakable symptoms. People working on, living, working, or playing near farms that spray paraquat should, according to Parkinson.org, watch for the earliest signs that the disease has taken hold of one's mind and body.
The first sign of Parkinson's disease is resting tremors. Hand and finger shakiness while at rest or the inability to hold one's hand out straight and still can be one of the first signs of the deadly disease. Another sign of Parkinson's disease is the shrinking size of one's handwriting. It is a natural reaction to being unable to control the fingers to write smaller. Next on the list of symptoms, one should watch for that could indicate Parkinson's disease is to monitor the senses of taste and smell. Parkinson's patients often lose their sense of smell and have trouble sleeping. They may experience bursts of convulsions. Arm and leg stiffness and numbness like when a leg falls asleep can be an early sign of Parkinson's if it does not go away. Other early symptoms of Parkinson's are loss of control over facial muscles resulting in a dull, flat look on one's face. A low voice, dizziness, and stooped shoulders round out the most frequent symptoms to watch for to tell if you may be developing Parkinson's disease. Others that come into contact regularly with the paraquat may experience other symptoms such as acute "kidney failure, confusion, coma, fast heart rate, injury to the heart, liver failure, lung scarring (evolves more quickly than when small to medium amounts have been ingested), and muscle weakness," according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
If you are inhaling paraquat and think you may have Parkinson's you should see a neurologist near you immediately. Those with the progressive, degenerative condition, and their loved ones, can be given tools to help them cope with the condition and live their lives as normal as possible. If the disease is diagnosed early, starting an exercise program can help train mind and muscle coordination and delay or slow down the disease's progression. If you currently work on or have in the past worked on a farm that sprays paraquat, or live, work, or play closeby, you should speak with a Paraquat lawyer and see if you qualify to file an individual lawsuit seeking monetary compensation.
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