Panel to discuss benefits of nutrition, exercise, supplements and DBS

By Karen Hales, Neurology Solutions contributing writer

Dr. Robert Izor and the Neurology Solutions care team will lead a panel discussion on key topics of interest to the Parkinson’s community including treatment options and the latest Parkinson’s research breakthroughs during the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society monthly membership meeting. The Neurology Solutions providers panel will discuss Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS) as well as metabolic enhancements for Parkinson’s disease.

The talk will be featured during the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society‘s October membership meeting at 2 p.m, Sat., Oct. 15 at St. David’s Medical Center, Medical Office Building, 3000 N. IH-35 (Fifth Floor Conference Room). Lunch will be provided by CAPS supporters at Medtronics Parkinson’s. Plenty of free parking is available.

CAPS Membership Meetings are free and open to all those in the Central Texas area with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease.

What are Metabolic Enhancements for Parkinson’s?

More and more, doctors are taking a multifactoral lifestyle and nutrition-based approach to treating and reversing the effects of complex disorders. Emerging nutrition, diet and lifestyle interventions are believed to make a difference in slowing down the progression of neurodegenerative disease process. Neurology Solutions will review the latest research into nutritional supplements, fitness, exercise, nutrition and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in minimizing Parkinson’s symptoms and disease progression.

Specialized care for Parkinson’s

Dr. Robert Izor, a fellowship-trained movement disorders specialist, practices at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Since 2004, Dr. Izor has participated in DBS implant surgeries and programming of over 200 DBS patients in the Austin area. His practice, Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center, manages treatment of patients with movement disorders such as PD, essential tremor, dystonia and ataxias.

Neurology Solutions specializes  in the diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological movement disorders. The Neurology Solutions team take a hands-on approach to rehabilitative and proactive care of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, multiple sclerosis, and recovery from spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

The Neurology Solutions care team works closely with patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans to manage and slow the progression of neurological conditions and help maintain a high quality of life. The clinic hosts a monthly DBS Support Group with CAPS on the third Friday of every month.

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If you are seeking another opinion on managing your symptoms from Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor or an age-related movement disorder, call 512-865-6310 to make an appointment with Neurology Solutions.

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