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 aboundsContinue reading “An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. 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 deContinue reading “Camino al Mundial 2016 (Congreso del Parkinson -WPC 2016):Dra. 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 otherContinue reading “Common Causes & Treatments of Dizziness in PD: By Dr. De Leon”
There are many subtle ways that our bodies tell us that something is not right. The body is a perfect organism always in balance. Have you suddenly had a craving for something sweet, sour or salty? I have – and is not just pregnant women that have cravings. Funny thing when I was pregnant IContinue reading “Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon”
“Shaking is great. Shaking is one of the oldest practices known to man…connecting the earth and restoring energy through Out…” Jerome Flynn Is my tremor a sign of PD? This is always the million dollar question on everyone’s mind when they go see a Movement disorder specialist for the first time. Although, this is theContinue reading “I have A Tremor: Does it mean I Have Parkinson’s Disease ? By Dr. De Leon”
Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon.
Most of us know that one of the hallmarks of PD is muscle rigidity. Since the muscles of mastication and deglutition (swallowing) which include tongue, palate, pharynx and esophagus can also become affected and stiff as the disease advances swallowing can become not just a challenge but a matter of life and death as timeContinue reading “Tips for Treating Swallowing Difficulties in Parkinson’s: By Dr. De Leon”
Tips for Treating Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): By Dr. De Leon.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) also known as Willis- Ekbom syndrome is described as a discomfort, creepy- crawly sensation, or an irresistible urge to move the legs arising from a profound feeling of ‘restlessness.’ These sensations only occur at rest and primarily at night. They are relieved by moving the legs and walking up andContinue reading “Tips for Treating Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): By Dr. De Leon”