Category: Parkinson’s symptoms

Apathy: How to Combat: By Dr. De Leon

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller It has been a few weeks since I have written. Why? Pure apathy or is it indifference! In our vocabulary we tend to use the words apathy,

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The perils of traveling when you have PD:by Dr. De Leon

As I have been traveling to promote my book and women in Parkinson’s issues, I am reminded of some of the perils of traveling which can make anyone a bit discombobulated but for those of us who suffer from a chronic illness like PD it can really throw us for a loop. I absolutely love traveling

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Breathing problems & PD: Dr. De Leon

  “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing ” …because as long we are breathing we can start again! a friend asked if I could talk about nocturnal breathing problems with PD. I will try to discuss the causes and treatments here. As a trained Parkinson’s Doctor, I am still amazed by the enormity of symptoms

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An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. De Leon

Parkinson’s affects our insides and outsides and although commonly labeled as a movement disorder it has many more non -motor manifestations which can wreak havoc in our daily life’s . Some are cumbersome and embarrassing while others can be downright difficult to bear and live with. Since dopamine, the major neurotransmitter involved in PD abounds

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Camino al Mundial 2016 (Congreso del Parkinson -WPC 2016):Dra. De Leon

Estoy muy entusiasmada y agradecida de poder formar parte del comité encargado de los preparativos para un evento tan especial e importante como es el congreso mundial del Parkinson. Este evento se lleva acabo cada 3 años. El último se llevó acabo en Montreal. Este año se celebrará el cuarto Congreso Mundial en la ciudad de

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Go Red: A must for women with PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Follow your heart but take your brain along.”   February is not only the month of love but is also more importantly the month in which we bring awareness to the 2 most important organs we have -our BRAIN & our HEART. Brain & heart health are extremely important for all but particularly for women

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Common Causes & Treatments of Dizziness in PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy, especially if you might fall and hit your head.“ Marilyn vos Savant   Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological illness affecting the basal ganglia causing neuronal cell death of the dopamine producing cells within the substancia nigra as well as neuronal death in other

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Meningioma’s & Parkinson’s – Taking a Closer Look at Their Connection: By Dr. De Leon

Since both my mother and grandmother have been found to have brain meningiomas, I have begun to take a very serious look at this matter. My search has lead me to find a few cases of meningioma – benign brain tumor arising from the lining covering of the brain (the meninges) presenting as reversible Parkinsonism.

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When Is a Tremor a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?: By Dr. De Leon

Are you often asked by others, if you are nervous or cold? Do you frequently hide your hands in your pockets when you walk to avoid stares from onlookers ? When you are out in public  do feel all eyes are on you and makes you shake more? So you stick your hand(s) in your pocket as

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