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Lifestyle, Metabolic Enhancements for Parkinson’s

November 16, 2017

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Izor elaborates on the positive outcome of lifestyle and metabolic enhancement for Parkinson’s disease. Metabolic enhancements for neurodegenerative disorders, also known as MEND, is a medical protocol designed to combat age-related decline and lessen disability. The MEND approach incorporates optimizing overall lifestyle and nutrition, stress reduction, sleep, hormone levels and a variety of other factors.

This video is the first of a series on metabolic enhancement for Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions by Neurology Solutions. Read More >>>

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Less invasive Deep Brain Stimulation implant

October 27, 2017

Neurosurgeon Dr. Anant Patel, who is affiliated with St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, and Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Izor are at the forefront of a less invasive, more precise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) implant procedure. The new surgical technique streamlines the process for undergoing DBS surgery—requiring one less procedure and five fewer incisions.

The new DBS implant technique uses the latest imaging and surgical programming equipment and eliminates the need for placement of bone marker screws prior to DBS surgery. Read More >>>

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8 Ways to Achieve Healthier Sleep

October 19, 2017

Poor sleep is an issue that affects all kinds of people; however, patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often complain of sleeping problems that are caused by the disease itself or by medicines used to treat or help the person with their PD symptoms. Well before motor symptoms have begun, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia and nightmares could be early signs of PD.

Sleep is important in regulating your metabolism and promoting brain health. Researchers found that for women not enough sleep can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and more stress. Here are tips to achieve healthier sleep. Read More >>>

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6 Tips for At-Home Fall Prevention

September 29, 2017

Thousands of elderly Americans fall in their homes each year, often due to factors that can be modified for fall prevention in advance. As people age, muscle degeneration occurs, which weakens both strength and balance. Chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis can cause balance disorders, cognitive impairment and weakness in the extremities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospitalization in people 65 and older. Read on for 6 Tips for at home Fall Prevention. Read More >>>

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Parkinson’s Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments

September 7, 2017

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that leads to motor symptoms such as shaking and difficulty with movement and coordination. The brain disorder affects an estimated 1 million Americans and 7 to 10 million people worldwide. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Learn about Parkinson’s symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Read More >>>

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Botox therapy for movement disorders

August 24, 2017

Therapeutic botulinum toxin, commonly referred to as Botox therapy, has been used to treat neuromuscular disorders for over 30 years. Botox® injections can be used effectively to relax excessive muscle contraction in individuals with movement disorders. Botox is a mainstay treatment of dystonia. Read More >>>

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Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration shows promise

August 8, 2017

Researchers say Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration (MEND)−a combination therapy to slow neurodegeneration−may partially reverse and stabilize cognitive decline. Participants with mild cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s style dementia who took part in a two-year MEND study demonstrated real, life-altering improvements after following the MEND protocol for 5 to 24 months, the study showed.

The MEND program calls for interventions to treat conditions such as inflammation, stress and diabetes that could be associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It involves multiple components including dietary adjustments, exercise, stress reduction, hormone balance, sleep optimization and integration of certain vitamins and supplements to the patient’s regular routine. Read More >>>

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Dehydration in Parkinson’s: Symptoms, Risks & Tips

July 14, 2017

Dehydration is always a risk of disease and aging. Dehydration in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a major health concern. Symptoms of PD contribute to and also mask dehydration, and the risks associated with becoming dehydrated can significantly worsen already compromised neurological function.

Knowing the risk factors, signs of dehydration and steps for staying hydrated can help you manage this concern, whether you’re a caretaker or someone with Parkinson’s. Read More >>>

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YOPD patient unveils glass mosaic at neurology clinic

June 28, 2017

Last fall, Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center commissioned an art installation from YOPD patient Alex Andron, who creates mosaic art as part of his Parkinson’s management. The Austin artist unveiled the piece–a glass mosaic artwork depicting the icon in the Neurology Solutions logo–earlier this month in the neurology clinic’s patient waiting area.

Andron says deep brain stimulation surgery has played an important role in allowing him to restore the fine motor skills needed to pursue his craft.

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Nutritional Approach to Neurodegenerative Diseases

June 2, 2017

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Robert Izor, MD, MS, has created a short video demonstrating how to prepare a protein shake, including detailed step-by-step instructions, ingredients and serving recommendations. A neurology clinic based in Austin, Texas, that focuses on the care and treatment of movement disorders, Neurology Solutions recommends a nutritional approach to treating neurodegenerative disease. Read More >>>

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