Genetic, Environmental and Lifestyle Choices that Cause Dieases

     A genetic disease means that it was passed on through the genes of your parents or ancestors.

    An environmental disease is a disease that is caused by the environment you live in such as the air you breath or the water you drink.

    A lifestyle choice disease is a disease that is caused by the choices you made in your life.

        A genetic disease that can be passed on from one generation to the other would be Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's Disease is a neurological condition (or the science of nerves and the nervous system), which affects 1 to 2 percent of people that are 60 years of age or older. This specific disease affects the way you move and how easy it is to move. This happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain. The problematic cells are the ones that create a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that is found in the body that is a neurotransmitter. A neurotransmitter is a chemical substance that is let go of at the end of a nerve fiber. Parkinson's Disease is treatable with many antibiotics like dopamine agonists.

         An environmental disease is a disease that is cause by then environment, or where you live. Lung cancer would be a good example of an environmental disease because it can be caused by pollution. Pollution can cause many things, but mainly some type of lung damage. The human will breathe in air which has been polluted with cigarette smoke, normal smoke, and greenhouse gasses. Then the air will go to their lungs and can somehow damage them. Lung cancer survivors can suffer from different diseases like COPD.  Lung cancer hasn't been resolved yet, but there is such a thing called chemo that can get rid of the disease for a while.

      A disease that is caused by lifestyle choices would be diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that comes when a person eats too much food even when they aren't hungry. People who have this disease have to watch their sugar levels and cholesterol and sometimes take a shot every time they eat.