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Dehydration and Stroke Risk Jun 22nd, 2020

Stroke not only lands as the fifth leading cause of death in America, but it’s the number one cause of long-term disability. Research also shows that dehydrated stroke patients have worse outcomes than those who are hydrated. In one study, half of all stroke patients that were admitted to the...

I Keep Losing My Keys: Is It Dementia? May 26th, 2020

It’s perfectly normal for your memory to become a bit less reliable as you age — you may have trouble recalling the name of a long-time acquaintance, or you may repeat the same stories to the same people more often than you realize. You may also find it harder to...

Types of Neuropathy and What to Do About It Apr 1st, 2020

Tingling, numbness, pain, and muscle weakness are hallmark symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, a common problem that affects an estimated 25-30% of people in the United States at some point in their lives.  Neuropathy is a broad term that covers different types of nerve damage. All neuropathies can...

Act FAST: Here are the 4 Most Common Signs of a Stroke Mar 1st, 2020

The statistics are alarming: Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone has a stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). That translates to nearly 800,000 strokes each year.   Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a major cause of severe, life-changing disability...

How You Know That It’s Time to See a Neurologist Feb 1st, 2020

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku once said, “The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.”  Given that your brain and its supporting nervous systems are inherently complex, it can be a...

Is it Dizziness or Vertigo? Understanding the Symptoms Jan 16th, 2020

According to a paper published in American Family Physician, up to 5% of primary care visits result from patients complaining of dizziness. And when patients seek treatment, they often use the terms “dizzy” and “vertigo” interchangeably. So it’s clear to many in the medical profession that men and women often...

Living with Multiple Sclerosis Dec 1st, 2019

If you receive a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you won’t be sure what to think. You know it will change your life, but you’re not sure exactly how. Will your life be shorter? Will you be able to live normally? What accommodations will you have to make? At Neurology Consultants...

What’s Causing Your Migraine? Nov 1st, 2019

Nearly 40 million people or more are suffering from migraines in the US alone. It is the 3rd most prevalent and 6th most disabling illness in the world and chronic migraines can affect people for more than half the month. Women are most likely to get migraines, but they affect...

It's Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Oct 1st, 2019

Snoring throughout the night is bad enough on its own. You may not feel as rested waking up and you disrupt your partner’s night of sleep. That’s not all, though. Your sleep apnea might be more serious than you think. Sleep apnea is a disorder that interferes with your breathing...

How Diet Can Affect Neuropathy Sep 1st, 2019

Do you feel pain or tingling in your feet or hands? Does even the weight of a blanket cause your arches to burn? You could be suffering from neuropathy. Dr. Shayya is a neuropathy specialist who will create a custom plan to treat your condition, including reviewing your diet and...

Can Dementia be Prevented? Aug 1st, 2019

Most people experience occasional memory loss with age. This is usually harmless unless it worsens and affects their daily activities. When that happens, it could be the early stages of dementia. Dementia is a group of disorders that affect cognitive abilities. It causes memory problems, affects problem-solving, and can even...

How Medications May Worsen Migraines and What Alternative Treatments May Help Jul 16th, 2019

Even though no one knows for sure what causes migraine headaches, we know that some medications can make them worse. Luay Shayya, MD, a board-certified neurologist at Neurology Consultants of Arizona, can evaluate your medications to determine which might be contributing to your headaches and recommend other treatments that either...

What You Should Know About Post-Stroke Care Jun 17th, 2019

Even though strokes are highly preventable, they strike more than 795,000 people in the United States each year. The good news is that the damage that strokes cause can be reduced and sometimes reversed if treated in time. Most people who get medical attention within four hours of their stroke...