Dr. Marcel Hungs

Neurology
Maplewood, MN
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Maplewood, MN

Address

1650 Beam Ave, Maplewood, MN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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About

Bio

Throughout my years of training and practice, understanding the human brain has been my most fascinating endeavor, realizing that we once knew so little and now can help so much. It is my goal to be available to my patients for all their neurological needs, providing hands on patient care with time to talk and explain their neurological condition and treatment.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

143 Answers
261 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Disolve a blood clot: An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a major artery in the brain. The effect of t-pa is to dissolve clots so that blood flow can be r... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Fragmented sleep: Excessive daytime sleepiness is a sign of fragmented night sleep or a primary sleep disorder (sleep apnea, narcolepsy...). A sleep consult and sleep s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Very simple: You can see a demonstration under: http://youtu.Be/pa6t-bpg494. There are sequential movement of the head into 4 positions; one should stay in each p... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Nystagmus: Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement which usually results in some degree of visual loss. The degree and direction of eye movement, amount of visu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Slipped disk: This pain could be a slipped disk in your lower back. A physical examination and and an MRI of your lower back can help to identify the problem. Othe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Alert?: The brain wave patterns recorded during a sleep study will in part define the partial/full arousal. Wakefulness pattern > 30 sec long: full arousal, w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Lifestyle: Manage underlying conditions as controlling your blood sugar level. You should adopt healthy lifestyle habits as eating a healthy diet that's rich in... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Lots of issues: Pregnancy can can lead to insomnia, sleepiness, restless legs syndrome and even sleep apnea. Many sleep disturbances are in the later part of the preg... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
No: I'm not sure what calcification you refer to. Multiple sclerosis does not require surgery.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Sometimes difficult: Headaches can be difficult to treat. A neurologist or pain doctor should be able to improve headaches significantly. That might not work immediately... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Delayed sleep phase: This is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder affecting the timing of sleep and peak period of alertness. People with dspd generally fall asleep some hour... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
So many things: True, dry eye is common, other conditions involve the brain such as migraine, inflammation and brain lesions, check with you md.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Poor night sleep?: Depression may be a possibility. More important is to look at your overnight sleep: enough sleep time, frequent awakening, snoring, stop breathing, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Fast muscle activity: Tremor is are rhythmic muscle contraction often involving opposing muscle groups. It is often involuntary and can be often suppressed. Tremors affect ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
No: Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition. The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the imm... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Pinched nerve: This pain is often seen in patient with l3, L4 radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the spine) or a femoral nerve lesion (this nerve comes out from groin a... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Usually not: Personality disorder are not associated with brain related structural abnormalities. If your doctor is locking for something else, it may be necessar... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Nerve issues: There is a wide range of causes, commonly carpal-tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, radiculopathy with a pinched nerve in the neck and rarely brain problem... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Maybe: This could be of course a lung problem. It's more important to check for sleep apnea and aspiration, very common after a stroke.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Neuropathy?: This could be a neuropathy or a cervical spinal cord compression. A neurologist can sort this out.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Tough: I notice that men often avoid healthcare providers. There is a science around gender differences in physiology and psychology. Cervical spondylosis ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Don't wait too long: This type of pain could develop into a migraine or trigeminal neuralgia. If you experience this pain as a brand new problem, an office visit with MRI... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Sleepiness: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks.Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder. It is caus... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Mostly mild: Dyspepsia and/or weight gain are common. A rare side effect is a liver and blood allergy/dysfunction. Less common are fatigue, peripheral edema, acne... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist. There is... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes: Nerve compression in the lumbar spine can affect both sciatic nerves in the same time. This is more often independent problems but a major disk prola... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Steroids: We use often steroids in the acute setting. Alternatives include also ivig and plasmapheresis. A detailed work up is necessary in order to prevent o... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Hypnic jerks: The movements described are called hypnic jerks ANS not rls.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Narcolepsy?: Regular sleep paralysis is common in the general population, but hallucinations are often see with sleep paralysis in narcolepsy.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
6-8 hours: The individual sleep time varies much between each person. The average time is around 6-8 h. I general whatever the time is that refreshes you in th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Almost Anything : A patient with narcolepsy can do anything they want. There are a few reasonable restrictions: operating heavy maschines, professional driving, operati... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Muscle testing: A physician usually checks the strength of your arms when he asks to hold out the arms straight ahead. A weakness could be suspected if there is a d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Absolutely: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications. Techniques used include: ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopath... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Nerve issue?: This could be a problem with your ulnar nerve, a local joint/tendon issue or even a C8 radiculopathy from your neck. A neurologist can examine you an... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Healing need time: Most surgical procedures on your hand need time to heal. The recovery is often 1-4 weeks long after carpal tunnel surgery, but individual healing ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
See a neurologist : This could be a variety of things: tremors in general, parkinson, seizures, nerve related issues such as neuropathy and more. Call your primary doctor... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Generic drugs: Generic drugs contain the same medication but are "build" with different components. Reabsorption and intolerance to the added non-medication part of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Lots of choices: You need to find out why you have pain. A primary care doctor or orthopedic specialist can run some tests. Of course otc meds can help such as Ibuprof... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Depends: In order to stay awake during the day we often use stimulants and stimulants like medications including provigil, nuvigil, Ritalin (methylphenidate) .... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
No: Many people work night shift. Make sure you sleep enough after your shift and avoid driving when drowsy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Normal: Sleeping on one site for a while can compress temporary a nerve. You should see a doctor if the numbness does not disappear.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Not really: A few x-rays will not cause any harm from radiation as long as you are not pregnant.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Maybe: Sleep paralysis is very common and not necessary a medical condition. It may occur more often and could be seen in patients with narcolepsy. New onset... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Compassion : A nice conversation, an open mind and support are often a great start. A psychiatrist or psychologist can help with depression.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Hard to tell: I need more information: do you snore? Do you get enough sleep? Do you wake up a lot? Do you have low thyroid function? Do you get weak knees when yo... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
REM SLEEP DISORDER: This is most likely are rem sleep behavior syndrome. Patients move and act out the dreams in their sleep. There is some risk of injury. A sleep spec... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Elavil (amitriptyline): Elavil (amitriptyline) is an excellent way to treat migraine and use the side effect of Elavil (amitriptyline) as sleepiness.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 28 years experience
Lower dose: Keppra (levetiracetam) is usually given at 500 mg twice a day (1000mg total per day). 750 or even 1500 mg twice a day is very common as well. Limiti... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 10, 2013
Knowledgeable, to-the-point answers. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hungs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hungs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Unfortunately, it's not just about the sleepiness it causes. The world needs to understand what it makes your brain and your body feel like.
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Thank you that was helpful. I already have tested positive for cerebral ataxia which may be from this. I guess I will see a neurologist
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am getting a second opinion this month at Vanderbilt. You made me feel better. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rheinisch-Westfalische Technical Academy at Aachen, Germany
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

RWTH Aachen, Germany

Residency

ATLANTICARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - CITY DIV

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER

Awards

Best doctor in sleep medicine 2013, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine
Best doctor in sleep medicine 2012, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine
Most Influential, Second Place, St. Paul Region, MN - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Allina
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