Preventing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's And Other Neurological Diseases
Q. What are healthy habits everyone should adopt for their neurological health?
A. Neurological health entails the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves and muscles. Mental and physical exercise help preserve brain function. For the spine, nerves and muscles it’s physical exercise, core strengthening and preventing impact on the spinal cord or spinal column that will help a lot of people who suffer from neck pain and back pain. For nerves and muscles, a lot of times, nutrition is the biggest factor and making sure you don’t have diabetes or exposure to toxins.
Q. How can patients prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
A. We’ve been making sure that people who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease continue pushing themselves cognitively, doing memory exercises, playing cards, dancing, making art and music; activities that stimulate the brain. There’s new data that says 30 minutes of exercise a day increases blood supply and oxygen to the brain, which has been helpful and preventative.
Q. What are common symptoms often overlooked by patients that may be signs of neurological problems?
A. Any sudden onset of neurological change. For example, a sudden onset of vertigo, dizziness, double vision, weakness or numbness. You should seek medical attention if you have any cognitive changes that are persistent for a long period of time like concentration issues, processing issues or unsteadiness and dizziness.
Dr. Linda Pao is committed to excellent, neurological, comprehensive care. She believes in approaching each patient as a unique individual who should be treated with respect, compassion and expertise. Her approach to neurological diseases incorporates evidence-based medicine, as well as genetics, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle habits.
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