Neurodegenerative Diseases Specialist

Bridgeway Institute

Premier NAD Center located in Pensacola, FL

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, it can be devastating. At Bridgeway Institute in Pensacola, Florida, Jeffrey Cox, MD offers comprehensive wellness programs that use nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) therapy and other treatments to improve your health at a cellular level, which can effectively reduce and slow the progression of neurodegenerative symptoms. If you or a loved one is living with a neurodegenerative disease, call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about NAD therapy.

Neurodegenerative Diseases Q & A

Bridgeway Institute

What are neurodegenerative diseases?

Neurodegenerative diseases are illnesses that affect your neurons, the cellular building blocks of your nervous system. These diseases cause symptoms such as:

  • Loss of cognitive function
  • Memory problems
  • Abnormal behaviors
  • Emotional changes
  • Tremors
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Balance problems
  • Impaired speech

Neurons don’t regenerate like other cells in your body; once they’re damaged or destroyed, the loss is permanent. Neurodegenerative diseases are usually progressive and, currently, there are no cures for conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and similar diseases.

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s is the most common neurodegenerative disease, as well as the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive condition where changes in your brain and the development of plaques and tangles trigger memory loss, confusion, disorientation, mood disturbances, and other troublesome symptoms.

Medical researchers don’t know exactly what triggers Alzheimer’s. However, they have observed that when the cells in your brain start to break down or their function is impaired, the breakdowns in one part of your brain can spread to other areas causing progressive symptoms.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is another common neurodegenerative disease. It affects your dopamine-producing neurons in a part of your brain called the substantia nigra.

Early Parkinson’s symptoms are usually physical and include tremors, muscle rigidity, and bradykinesia (slow movements).  As your condition progresses and spreads through your brain, you may develop cognitive changes, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and delusions.

How does NAD therapy treat neurodegenerative diseases?

Neurodegenerative diseases begin with impaired cellular function and energy production, which are precisely what NAD therapy corrects and improves. When you receive NAD therapy, your body is given the molecules it needs to generate energy within your cells to improve function. As your neurons become stronger, they’re better able to resist the degeneration of your disease.

While NAD therapy isn’t a cure for neurodegenerative diseases, many patients report improved symptoms, including reduced tremors, improved mobility and speech, clarity of thought, and a decrease of muscular pain.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Cox at Bridgeway Institute to learn more about NAD therapy and how improving your health at the cellular level can increase your overall wellness and reduce your symptoms.

*Individual results may vary