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Dr. Marcel Hungs

Neurology
Maplewood, MN
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Maplewood, MN

Address

1650 Beam Ave, Maplewood, MN
Directions

My office hours

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

Aetna

Allina Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Cigna

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Medica Health Plan

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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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Synaptic cleft: Pyridostigmine inhibits acetylcholinesterase in the synaptic cleft by competing with acetylcholine for attachment to acetylcholinesterase, thus slowin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Stroke risk: Impaired circulation to the brain is a serious matter. Blood vessels can be clotted and may put one at risk for a stroke. Heart conditions can also... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
GAD Antibodies: You can be checked for antibodies to the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase (gad). Talk to a neurologist. This is often a diagnosis be exclusion.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
excitable cells: Hypocalcemia makes cells more excitable by lowering the threshold potential required to fire an action potential.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Ignore: Check you ferritin, it may be as simple as an iron supplement to improve RLS.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Acquired : Narcolepsy develops usually around teenager years and is felt to be acquired. We don't know the exact mechanism, but some type on immunological event ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Many reasons: 25 year old could have dehydration, pregnancy, migraine, low blood pressure, stress, diabetis mellitus ... To name a few. Get a check up with your pr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Botox: Topiramate as medication prevention is very popular. Botox injection in the scalp area have been very promising for many patients with chronic migrai... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Unusual before age60: Corticobasal degeneration is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by nerve cell loss and atrophy (shrinkage) of multiple areas of the bra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Sure : Minimal alcohol consumption should not cause any physical issues, however, larger sudden or chronic alcohol consumption can cause numerous symptoms: t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Not at all: Sure, you have a hard time sharing a room if you snore. However, treatment of sleep apnea is easy and effective. Surgery and dental appliance don't af... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis is often untreated life threatening. Immediate intravenous antibiotic treatment is necessary. Viral meningitis is on the other ha... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Shooting pain down the leg is the most noticed symptom. One can also experience numbness, tingling and weakness in the leg radiculopathy / sciatica r... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Brain dysfunction: During an epileptic fit (also called seizure), abnormal electrical activity activates the brain (almost like a thunderstorm). These seizures are often... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Probably not: A herniated disk can be extremely painful. At time even surgery is warranted. Alternative medicine approaches may support the healing and control th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Lit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Look for trigger: Although we don't know the exact causes for migraine, we can look for trigger setting of a migraine: sleep deprivation, stress, chocolate, red wine, m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of con... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Little things: Problems with short term memory, selective word finding, driving, paying bills, shopping, keeping appointments, confusing medication, falls.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Crystals in your ear: Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv) is an ear disease. A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crys... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Alzheimer disease usually starts very mild with short term memory problems. As time goes by over the years additional cognitive problems occur such as... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Many things: Heart clots, heart rhythm issues, neck artery calcification, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Tia patients have to see their doct... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Weight loss is a corner stone of the treatment in sleep apnea. Returning the body mass index to a normal range can lead to an improvement, if not eve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Check vitamin levels: Sometimes vitamin b12, thiamine or vitamine e are low. Your doctor can check those levels.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Maybe: This speech rhythm and rate disorder affects 5% of children aged 2 - 5. It may last for several weeks to several years. Stuttering tends to run in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
No: Leg twitching in sleep is called periodic limb movement disorder. The condition is similar, but the patient has no recollection of the nighttime leg ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Oh no!!: Parasomnia is only a fancy expression for sleep problems that do not cause daytime sleepiness, that are not sleep apnea, insomnia or circadian rhythm ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes REM matters: When you switch into REM sleep, your breathing becomes more rapid, irregular, and shallow. During REM sleep, breathing is erratic, with variable respi... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Namenda (memantine) is a great medication used for memory enhancement. It is at times also used to improve general pain or parkinson disease. It has ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Maybe: Nuvigil is used off label for adhd.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Alarm clock: You can use medications that suppress sleep paralysis. I had a few patients that do not get sleep paralysis when using an alarm clock to wake them up... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Likely: Complicated migraine can be associated with symptoms on your body such as numbness, weakness, dizziness and more. Your neurologist should check if t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Migraine: These symptoms come along in migraine, glaucoma, brain tumor, eye nerve inflammation and others. Your should check with your doctor to determine the c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Need more info: What are your problems? Accidents can cause serious injuries. Make sure you see a doctor.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Sure: Voluntarily diet choices can be pursued by any individual. I would be careful with medication effects on any new diet. One needs to seek urgent medic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Prevention: Best approach is to avoid triggers such as light, heat, stress, certain foods. A prevention could be topamax, (topiramate) Propranolol or botox.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Snoring and sleep apnea can cause a horse voice, especially in the morning.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Brain issue?: These host of symptoms may not be related but one should check for multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, seizures, anxiety and sleep apnea. A neurologist ca... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Usually: Aps involves many body parts incl. Blood vessels, skin and blood. There are blood test to confirm aps. Ms is on the other side only in the brain and d... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Need a scan : This symptoms are often seen in patients with spine and brain related concerns. I would get an MRI of the cervical spine and brain. We do use often ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: This type of symptom is vague. It is seen in seizures, sleep apnea, attention deficit, thyroid deficiency, depression to name a few. Check with your ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Many reasons: Fluid in the brain can be normal or abnormal. There is spinal fluid all the time around the brainstem, but accumulation of fluid such as hydrocephalus... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Botox: The use of Botox injection has revolutionized the are of torticollis. Injections into the muscle will overtime relax the muscle and improve the issue.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
External: I would try botox, yoga, acupuncture and reduce triggers.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Yes: Acupuncture has been shown to help with pain. It can however not replace medical assessment and treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
A lot: There are powerful medications available to make to symptoms of narcolepsy tolerable. A sleep specialist can help you. We hope in the near future to h... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Vertigio: Ménière's disease has most commonly vertigo spells, ringing in the ears and hearing loss on the affected ear. Clicking sounds are not symptoms of mén... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Usual normal: Hypnic jerks are common. It is normal for most to twitch when falling asleep. However, abnormal twitching could be related to restless legs syndrome,... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Seizure: This is of concern. A neurologist can sort this out. Seizures after head trauma are often observed and need to be taken serious. We often recommend a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Neurologist: A neurologist is the best choice to treat migraines. Check with the american academy of neurology for a neurologist close to you http://patients.Aan... Read More

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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
HealthEast
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