Health Blog

Men's Health

 

June is national Men’s Health Month...

 

...dedicated to increasing the awareness of early detection and preventable action against diseases that impact the men in our community. In this article, we will cover the many aspects that impact a male’s health, physically and neurologically.

 On average men are more likely to develop type II diabetes, chronic liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack.

Decoding Parkinson’s Disease

 

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States.

As a Neurologist, it is very important to me that my patients understand what it is, and what they can do to prevent this potentially disastrous event from happening. A stroke is a “brain attack”, also known as a cerebrovascular accident that happens when a portion of the brain is blocked from receiving blood & oxygen. This can happen due to a clogged artery or a bleed in the brain.

Decoding Parkinson’s Disease

 

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that progresses over time. This disease targets the area of the brain related to the production of dopamine; the chemical messengers that influence movement, behavior, and memory. When particular cells in the brain stop producing dopamine, this can affect balance, movement, speech, and concentration in a negative way.