” I keep trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me!…” As I have mentioned several times in the past, I am particularly interested in women’s issues as they relate to Parkinson’s disease because I believe (and fortunately others are beginning to agree with me) that gender does matter in the presentation, disease progression,Continue reading “Weight Gain after Deep brain Stimulation (DBS) appears to be Gender Specific. By Dr. De Leon”
Recently, there has been a spur of interest in the surgical treatment known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) among the Parkinson’s community. Although, this procedure is by no means a ‘novel’ or ‘new’ treatment being approved by FDA back in the late 1990’s for tremor and 2002 for PD has begun to reach general streamContinue reading “Taking a Closer Look at DBS: By Dr. De Leon”
Dyskinesias- 8 Tips to prevent & manage DYSKENESIAs: By Dr. De Leon.
The things I have learned about dyskenesias in a nut shell. They are not a sign that you are having fun because you look like you are dancing even if they occur at the beat of your favorite tune. yes, although most of the time you prefer over being off or stiff, you can’tContinue reading “Dyskinesias- 8 Tips to prevent & manage DYSKENESIAs: By Dr. De Leon”
“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” Hunter – Patch Adams ( one of the best performances by R. Williams) In the advent of Robin Williams untimely demise, a great deal of spark and conversation has ensued around the topicsContinue reading “Depression in Neurological Diseases like Parkinson’s: By Dr. De Leon”
As a neurologist, I had the privilege of training at a time when surgical techniques like palidotomies, thalimotomies were in full swing as a means to control unwanted side effects ( dyskinesias) of levodopa treatment in parkinson’s patients. The advent of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) revolutionized the care of Parkinson’s disease patients offering hope andContinue reading “Health & Beauty tip #28: The TRUTH behind DBS ( Deep Brain Stimulation) by Dr. De Leon”