I am knocking on the door to 35 in a couple of weeks and am looking for reassurance/advice etc.
My grandad as long as I could remember him had parkinsons and died aged around 62 from Pneumonia.
Roll on a few years and my dad was diagnosed aged around 37 with parkinsons. He got called for London for testing where it was found that the parkinsons runs in our family. I may or may not develop it. I was told I could have testing in London to see what my chances were and 10 years ago I didn't want to know - too young - wasn't even used to my dad having it let alone the horrid thought I might
Now I am only a couple of years off of this (my grandad was also diagnosed young) I am getting scared and also tbh I want to know. If I am going to get it it will happen and I guess I want to be able prepare myself.
Does it sound stupid to do the testing now? Should I just leave it? From what limited research I have done it would appear pesticides might be a part of it (some years ago I looked) and both my dad and grand dad have used this as gardeners and on farm workers. Where as besides Glyphosphate in the garden spray I haven't been around anything hard core.
Not quite sure what I am looking for really but just want to sound off here. I would like to look into genetic and young persons parkinsons more if someone could guide me to that research too.
Thanks in advance all!