Treatment Strategies for the 4 Common Causes of Bladder Dysfunction in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon

As I mentioned previously there are 4 common causes that lead to Parkinson’s bladder problems. The most common being improper processing of dopamine message from brain to bladder causing a mixed up response with increase frequency and urgency. ( when is contracting or too active is called –detrusor hyperactivity). Second, urgency and frequency can beContinue reading “Treatment Strategies for the 4 Common Causes of Bladder Dysfunction in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon”

Raising children in the midst of Parkinson’s disease By Dr. De Leon

I have often said that being a neurologist was infinitesimally much easier than raising kids. Even in the toughest crises of life and death situations, I often felt much more at ease dealing with some of the complex issues of medicine /neurology than being a mom. After all, I spent 12 years training to becomeContinue reading “Raising children in the midst of Parkinson’s disease By Dr. De Leon”

Los Consejos de Belleza y Salud #2 : ¡ Pintate los labios y demuéstrale al Parkinson’s quien es jefe! Por Dra. De León

Al terminar un año más, quiero hacer inca pies a algo muy importante, personal y apegado al corazón como mujer, madre, paciente, doctora y activista del Parkinson al igual que sobreviviente de cáncer -¡ EL PODER FEMENINO! Al principio del año empece este blog a escribir como manera de sobrellevar la carga de la enfermedadContinue reading “Los Consejos de Belleza y Salud #2 : ¡ Pintate los labios y demuéstrale al Parkinson’s quien es jefe! Por Dra. De León”

Health & Beauty tip # 30 : Put on some lipstick & show Parkinson’s who’s Boss? By Dr. De Leon

As we draw near to another years end, I want to write about something near and dear to me as a woman, mother, cancer survivor, Parkinson patient/ doctor and advocate! Female power! I began this blog, as away of coping with this illness and also as a way to show women everywhere who struggle withContinue reading “Health & Beauty tip # 30 : Put on some lipstick & show Parkinson’s who’s Boss? By Dr. De Leon”

Health & Beauty Tip # 26: Parkinson’s & driving- when is it time to call it quits? By Dr. De Leon

“Drive carefully! Remember, it’s not only a car that can be recalled by it’s maker.” – Anonymous “Why is it that you always say go faster when we are driving but slow down when we are walking?” ponders my husband, frequently, out loud….. Although, I did not get my drivers license until my mid-twenties andContinue reading “Health & Beauty Tip # 26: Parkinson’s & driving- when is it time to call it quits? By Dr. De Leon”

Health & Beauty tip # 21: Life after Parkinson’s- by Dr. De Leon

Is there Life after Parkinson’s? Many would argue and answer in the negative while others hold reservation inclined to a more optimistic attitude…. I would say a resounding YES!….There CAN be a GREAT LIFE after Parkinson’s… just look at Michael J. Fox ….he has been up and down ( now I feel like breaking intoContinue reading “Health & Beauty tip # 21: Life after Parkinson’s- by Dr. De Leon”

Health & Beauty Tips # 20 : Tools & Gadgets to Make LiVing with Parkinson’s Easier!- By Dr. De Leon

I am sure you all have experienced the frustration of doing a simple chore like breaking an egg for breakfast and 30 minutes later after having to wipe off counters and floors because you accidentally shattered the egg in your hand because of the rest or action tremors…or egg went flying off your hand ontoContinue reading “Health & Beauty Tips # 20 : Tools & Gadgets to Make LiVing with Parkinson’s Easier!- By Dr. De Leon”

Consejos De Belleza #16 ¿Que es el Parkinsons? por La Dra. De Leon

¿Qué es la enfermedad del Parkinson? La enfermedad del Parkinson es un trastorno crónico y progresivo el cual produce movimientos anormales causado por la falla o falta o muerte de vitales células vitales nerviosas en el cerebro, llamadas neuronas. Algunas de Eestas células moribundas producen dopamina, una químicao llamada dopamina que envía mensajes a laContinue reading “Consejos De Belleza #16 ¿Que es el Parkinsons? por La Dra. De Leon”

Los Tulipanes Rojos : Símbolo de Esperanza y Expresión Artística Por La Dra. De Leon

Al prepararnos nuevamente para celebrar el tercer Congreso Mundial del Parkinson hacemos honor a todos aquellos que viven y luchan con la enfermedad diariamente. Este evento se llevara a cabo el mes de octubre del dia primero al 4 en la ciudad de Montreal. Hay se reuniran las mejores mentes scientificas y clinicas al igualContinue reading “Los Tulipanes Rojos : Símbolo de Esperanza y Expresión Artística Por La Dra. De Leon”