Police Officer Preparation & Law Enforcement Resource - Archive
The REAL POLICE FORUM is a leading community of police officers and law enforcement professionals. The forum includes police chat and restricted areas for police officers only. The ask-a-cop area allows you to ask questions to real police officers and only verified police are allowed to respond. REALPOLICE.com also features law enforcement jobs, news, training materials and expert articles.
08-05-09, 11:03 PM
Ok well i am 16 years old and i probably sound stupid since i am so young but today my buddy stoped by my house with a marine recruiter and we were talking and he said i could not join because of a disease i have called Genetic heterogeneity in hypokalemic periodic paralysis (hypoPP). and i was wondering does that disqualify you from being a cop?
Please Reply Thanks :-)
08-12-09, 11:05 PM
Depends, whats the ramifications of the disease?
08-13-09, 01:09 AM
The disorder involves attacks of muscle weakness or loss of muscle movement (paralysis) that come and go. There is normal muscle strength between attacks.
Attacks usually begin in adolescence, but they can occur before age 10. Attacks that do not begin until adulthood are rare and are usually caused by other disorders.
How often the attacks occur varies. Some people have attacks every day, while others have them once a year. Episodes of muscle weakness usually last between a few hours and a day.
The weakness or paralysis:
* Most commonly located at the shoulders and hips
* Involves the arms and legs, but may also affect muscles of the eyes and those that help you breathe and swallow
* Occurs intermittently
* Most commonly occurs on awakening
* Most commonly occurs after sleep or rest
* Is rare during exercise, but may be triggered by rest after exercise
* May be triggered by heavy, high-carbohydrate, high-salt meals or alcohol consumption
* Usually lasts less than 24 hours
Not sure if this will be an auto DQ or not. Every department will have to make that call for themselves.