Neurodegenerative Diseases

Healthpark Medical Center Inc. -  - Functional Medicine & Pediatrics

Healthpark Medical Center Inc.

Functional Medicine & Pediatrics located in Boca Raton, FL, Weston, FL, and North Miami Beach, FL

Neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, are debilitating conditions that affect half a million Americans each year. At Healthpark Medical Center Inc., with locations in Weston, Boca Raton, and North Miami Beach, Florida, the experienced functional medicine physicians offer comprehensive evaluation of your neurodegenerative symptoms. Healthpark Medical Center Inc. physicians work to determine the cause of your condition and create a custom treatment plan to improve your quality of life. Learn more about treatment options for neurodegenerative disease by calling for an appointment or using the online booking feature.

Neurodegenerative Diseases Q & A

What are neurodegenerative diseases?

Neurodegenerative diseases are a range of health conditions that affect the neurons, or building blocks, of your brain and spinal cord. Because these neurons don’t have the ability to reproduce or repair themselves, any damage can affect the functionality of your nervous system.

Damage to your nervous system can result in issues with ataxias, or body movement, or in your mental functioning, also known as dementias.

 

What kind of neurodegenerative diseases are treated?

The experienced physicians at Healthpark Medical Center Inc. offer innovative treatment options for several types of neurodegenerative diseases that cause memory decline, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Motor neuron disease
  • HIV-related cognitive impairment

The staff offers advanced functional medicine diagnostic and treatment options to determine the cause of your disease and the best course of treatment for your needs.

 

What causes neurodegenerative disease?

Neurodegenerative diseases occur when the nerve cells in your nervous system lose functionality and die off. The risks of developing neurodegenerative disease increase as you get older.

You may also be at an increased risk due to your family history and a variety of environmental factors, such as exposure to toxins, pollution, and other contaminants over your lifetime.

Additionally, your lifestyle habits and dietary choices may play a role in your possible development of a neurodegenerative disorder.

What treatment options are available for neurodegenerative disease?

There is no cure for neurodegenerative disease, but the medical staff at Healthpark Medical Center Inc. offers innovative options to help you prevent the advancement of an existing neurodegenerative condition.

The team of knowledgeable physicians also offers options to help you prevent neurological decline if you are at risk for developing conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

To learn more about slowing down the progression of neurodegenerative disease, schedule an appointment online or by calling the office nearest you.