At Pacific Medical Center of Hope we have successfully been able to manage difficult neurodegenerative disorders, and are honored to say that patients' satisfaction has been beyond expectation in every case! Most of the patients even after seeing the highest class neurology clinics in the State, they somehow find their way to here and take advantage of the services provided which includes IV treatments with Natural medicine, Gluthatione and precursors, and protocols developed by the efforts of physicians who thought out of the box, and used research based medicine in it's highest capacity to treat those devastated by the disease progression in one hand and the huge undesirable side effects of medicine prescribed by their doctors in the other hand.
Again no surprise that they usually stop taking their synthetic pills and improve just by the treatments they receive through us. All treatment modalities are strongly science based and backed up by validated medical literature, unfortunately most often; ignored or overlooked by the conventional physicians.
Most of the conventional physicians and specialists are treating the neurodegenerative disorders with currently available medications which are unfortunately very limited as far as their desirable effect, however nutrition and hormones play a huge role in the treatment of such patients and there are many many studies that support their role.
Many of the neurodegenerative disorders are preventable if detected and treated early with natural therapies. For example dementia is not an unevitable result of ageing. It always have a cause. Early symptoms may include poor concentration, foggy brain and some times decreased attention span. For many years early signs of dementia were ignored or labeled as mild cognitive impairment. Most of these patients unfortunately progressed to dementia and therefore the new perspective of early intervention has replaced the old conservative measure. The same is true for Parkinsons Disease, and therefore controlling the disease with natural therapies can target the disease in cellular level and enhance the quality of life as well as slowing down the progression of the disease, and all with no side effects.
At Pacific Medical Center of Hope we have successful stories and testimonials from patients treated for Neurodegenerative Disorders including MS, ALS, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's. The following is an example of significant improvement in tremors following treatment in a patient with severe parkinson's disease. The signature belongs to the patient and you can see the dramatic change noted in the dates before and after the therapy.
Role of Oxygen in Brain Function:
We encourage you to check this website where you can find references for an advanced hyperbaric oxygen therapy at our clinic: www.medhyperbaric.com
We have included the information in this regards to the link " hyperbaric oxygen" here in this website, as well where you will find the rationale of using this very advanced technology in neurodegenerative disorders.
Role of Hormones: Pregnenolone and Memory:
Our knowledge of pregnenolone and its “family members,” the neurohormones, is at an exciting early stage. What we know is that these powerful molecules exert rapid and profound effects on vital brain structures, intimately affecting how we think, learn, and remember. It’s fair to say that studies of pregnenolone and other neurosteroids are changing the way we think about steroids and the actions of hormones in general.
Animal studies and early human trials show promising results of supplementation with this exceptionally versatile natural substance. Furthermore, dozens of new trials that are now in progress will surely shed even more light in the future on how pregnenolone can help protect and promote healthy brain function.
Low Free Testosterone Levels Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease in Older Men Older men with lower levels of free, or unbound, estosterone circulating in their bloodstreams could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than their peers, according to new research by NIH and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine published in Neurology magazine, Jan 27, 2004
Inflammation and Memory:
Presence of Metabolic syndrome and Diabetes can relate to Alzheimers Disease
Presence of chemical toxicity and heavy metals are correlated with Alzheimers Disease through inflammatory process
Homocysteine and folate as risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer disease
Elevated plasma homocystein concentrations and low serum folate concentrations are independent predictors of the development of dementia and AD. Am J Clin Nutr 2005;82:636–43
Environmental Exposure/ Lead:
Occupational lead exposure may have long-term effects and dramatically increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in later years, according to research presented during the American Academy of Neurology's 52nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 29 -- May 6, 2000. People who have worked in jobs with high levels of lead exposure are up to 3.4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Scientists believe that Lead exposure remains a major public concern because of its adverse effects on brain development and health in general, even with low exposure levels,There are studies suggesting that we also need to be concerned because of very long-lasting changes to the nervous system that may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
One study compared the occupational histories of 185 people with Alzheimer's disease to 303 people without Alzheimer's. Utilizing hazard lists developed by the National Occupational Exposure Survey, researchers estimated the probability of toxic exposure to a variety of agents used in each occupation. That occupation exposure was then multiplied by the number of years a person worked at a job to determine lifetime exposure.
In addition to lead, researchers examined exposure to aluminum, copper, iron, mercury, zinc and solvents (a group of chemicals including paint thinners, cleaning fluids and benzene). Although previous studies have raised concerns about possible relationships between Alzheimer's and many of these metals, including aluminum and solvents, only lead exposure was found to increase the risk of Alzheimer's. The researchers believe that these concerns may have been due to the unrecognized effect of lead as many occupations involve multiple exposures to numerous potentially toxic materials.
Although lead has long been known to be toxic -- and is believed to have affected the brains of some of the rulers of the Roman Empire, thereby causing its downfall -- its long-term damages are difficult to measure, and thus, the extent of its negative effects have been largely overlooked. In the workplace, people are most often exposed to lead by either breathing lead dust, which is considered to be the most toxic, or by direct skin contact. Activities that can expose workers to lead are 1) smelting or casting lead; 2) removing lead coatings (welding, brazing, cutting, sanding or blasting old paints); 3) heating, machining or spraying lead products, and 4) making lead products (lead–acid battery manufacturing, lead glazing pottery making, cable production, ammunition manufacture, production of lead pipe, cable shielding, electronic components, paint and ink manufacture).
Earlier studies have shown that education has a protective effect against Alzheimer's. As people with less education are more likely to work in blue-collar jobs where there is a greater chance of toxic exposure than white-collar jobs, the researchers statistically adjusted for participants' education levels.
Scientists beilieve that public health efforts have been successful in removing lead from sources, such as gasoline and lead-soldered food and drink cans, However, we need to remain vigilant about other sources of lead in the home and in the work place, including decaying old paint, contaminated soil or drinking water, hobbies and occupational exposure.
Parkinson Disease and Alzheimers Disease and Anti oxidants:
Alzheimers and Parkinson disease has relation with antioxidants, specifically Gluthatione. GSH is the most abundant cellular non-protein thiol, serves as an important antioxidant, and has been proposed to be important in the protection of cerebrum from oxidative damage. GSH has been reported to be decreased in cerebrum of aging rodents and humans, and alterations in GSH metabolism have been described in diseased regions of brain from AD patients. Alterations in peripheral GSH metabolism have also been described in patients with mild cognitive impairment and AD. PMID: 15857408
In one study it was shown that the concentration of glutathione was decreased in red blood cells from male Alzheimer’s disease patients compared with age- and gender-matched controls. PMID: 15693022
It has been observed that Alzheimer's patients show an increased level of plasma TBARS, which indicates a higher free radical oxidation of plasma unsaturated phospholipids, and an increased oxidation of red blood cells glutathione, which indicates oxidative stress in peripheral cells. This latter, glutathione oxidation, was found to correlate statistically with the cognitive status of the patients. PMID: 15051321
Above evidence point into the significance and importance of considering integrative approach to patients with Neurodegenerative disorders. What we consider our expertise.