Tag: parkinson’s disease

Changes in daily life in order to cope best can be tall tell signs of how well controlled is our Parkinson’s. Part I: By Maria De Leon

There are a few things that I have learned over the years living with and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease which are bigger predictors of prognosis and over all well –being, in my opinion. We as physicians tend to ask general questions that often times elicit a ‘yes/ no’ answer but does not give insight

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New PD drug study to halt progression

Today, researchers are evaluating an investigational drug that focuses on the earliest stages of Parkinson’s disease that may potentially offer a new option for recently diagnosed patients. If you have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you may want to consider a newly opened study. It is evaluating the safety and potential efficacy of an

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Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding Failed Diagnosis & Treatment of Non- motor Parkinson’s Symptoms By Maria De León

“However, difficult life may seem, there is ALWAYS something you can DO & Succeed at.” Stephen Hawking I know that many people, including myself, often can get extremely frustrated with ourselves not only for having to deal with a myriad of symptoms which often times wreak havoc in our lives; but at times we feel

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The Power of Research in the Palm of Your Hands- By Dr. De Leon

There are many devastating neurological illnesses for which there are no cures as of yet as is the case for PD. However, the future is bright since in the last 3 decades have seen many new discoveries in the field of neuroscience which have led us to a greater understanding of such complex illness as

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Best treatment options for PD during an exacerbation of Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBS): By Dr. De Leon

As I have been dealing with severe Gi complications from both PD and history of ulcerative colitis, I thought I would cover this topic today on how to manage living with both illnesses. Not an easy task I assure you. As you may know, people with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk of having

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Stem cell therapy in Parkinson’s disease: Promising treatment or Hoax? By Dr. De León

Given the fact that living with a chronic neurological disease like Parkinson’s for which there is no cure can make any of us in a moment of desperation turn to any form of treatments and therapies which promise a cure. I have recently noted an increase of talk about this subject on social media in

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Treating Biphasic Dyskenesias in PD: by Dr. De Leon

Have you ever seen a water spout?  A sudden breeze of wind elevates the water and makes it spin faster and faster in a matter of seconds until it gains enough momentum to glide on the surface and travel right out of its boundaries. I have stood at the edge of  shore watching in awe

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Best way to Deal with AM (early morning) offs! By Dr. De Leon

” When the world careens out of control, we can rest in the fact that God spun this world with a simple word. Matter from emptiness. Beauty from void. Community from chaos.” Mary E. DeMuth Today, I will talk to you about a subject that is so important for us with PD to know and

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End of life choices in Parkinson’s : bridging the disparity across cultures : by Dr. De León

No where is being able to navigate living with a chronic progressive neurological disease more Important than in the ethnic communities. We as Latinos are far behind in not only getting prompt diagnosis and correct treatment due to financial, linguistic and cultural barriers but even when there is appropriate care, nearing the end of life

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