Nasal Congestion: The Cold or PD? By Maria De Leon

It has been a while since i written here but i could not let the year finish without me saying one last note and thanking all of you for being part of my PD journey this year. i hope We all get to a new healthy start… At least in this side of the world,Continue reading “Nasal Congestion: The Cold or PD? By Maria De Leon”

Announcing publishing of Viviendo mas alla del parkinson: explorando las posibilidades (Living beyond Parkinson: exploring the possibilities) by Dr. De Leon

La enfermedad del párkinson afecta todo nuestro ser desde lo profundo e invisible hasta lo visible y superficial, aunque el efecto es diferente para cada individuo. A pesar de no parecernos físicamente, todos tenemos una cosa en común—el querer vivir una vida mejor, llena de éxito, felicidad, y amor; en si una, vida abundante. QueremosContinue reading “Announcing publishing of Viviendo mas alla del parkinson: explorando las posibilidades (Living beyond Parkinson: exploring the possibilities) by Dr. De Leon”

Dealing with Trauma and Loss in Aftermath of Harvey : By Dr. De Leon

“My Grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak…” Corinthians 12:9   Dealing and coping with tragedy especially when is wide spread like a natural catastrophe can be extremely difficult not just for those directly involved but also for those who are involved in the relief process. Even thoseContinue reading “Dealing with Trauma and Loss in Aftermath of Harvey : By Dr. De Leon”

Ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s disease: helpful or not? By Dr. De Leon

We all feel so bad that we at times feel desperate and would do ANYTHING not to feel miserable even eat rocks if we thought this would make us feel better. So perhaps some of you have heard some in your circle mention a ketogenic diet. But, what the heck does this mean? This isContinue reading “Ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s disease: helpful or not? By Dr. De Leon”

Update on the Role Technology Plays in PD: By Dr. De Leon

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 200 years after Parkinson’s symposium hosted by HAPS. the staff did a superb job with nearly 400 attendants and a line of extraordinary speakers. Over the next few blogs i will discuss some of the salient points that were brought up at this meeting. oneContinue reading “Update on the Role Technology Plays in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Hypercoagulation and Parkinson’s disease: Are women more at risk? by Dr. De Leon

Today, I will talk about something that we know little regarding the incidence and prevalence within the Parkinson’s population. This merits further investigation in my medical opinion because the truth is that Parkinson’s patients if not all a subset of the population may be at higher risk for having coagulopathies like clots in legs, lungs,Continue reading “Hypercoagulation and Parkinson’s disease: Are women more at risk? by Dr. De Leon”

Is the use of complement alternative Medicine (CAM) a good choice for PD? By Dr. De Leon

I thought that it was important to cover this topic since I read and hear many of you discussing the viability of these alternative treatments. Especially since there is a growing interest in our community to resort to use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This means using health and treatments for maintaining wellness previouslyContinue reading “Is the use of complement alternative Medicine (CAM) a good choice for PD? By Dr. De Leon”

Subtle signs that show you have too much stress in your life: By Dr. De Leon

I have decided that “stress does not go with my outfit. so, I am breaking up with it!” you should do the same….. after all is not the stress that kills us but our reaction to it. I write to deal with my own stress although sometimes I just need time away from everything andContinue reading “Subtle signs that show you have too much stress in your life: By Dr. De Leon”

Treatments for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients: By Dr. De Leon

“Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.” ― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses       There are many reasons people with Parkinson’s fall so it’s important to identify the cause correctly in order to solve the problem and prevent fractures and hospitalizations which only increase mortality and disability. Every patient can experience allContinue reading “Treatments for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients: By Dr. De Leon”