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Dr. Forshing Lui

Neurology
Sacramento, CA
44 years experience male

Locations

The Permanente Medical Group

Sacramento, CA

Address

2025 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA
Directions

About

Bio

I received my medical education in Hong Kong. I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine from UK College of Physicians. I received Neurology training in England from 1982 to 1984 and then repeat training in the US from 1995-1999. I am Board Certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. My special areas of interests are stroke and multiple sclerosis.

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

157 Answers
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Blood clot: Blood clot is nonspecifc . It can mean clots seen due to excessive bleeding or abnormal clotting in the arteries or veins(causing cell loss with lack ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Blood clots.: Blood clotting is a normal protective mechanism when there is bleeding. Abnormal blood clots cause damage depending onthe site and therefore the morta... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Ignore: Regular exercises and healthy diet with vitamin D supplement. Avoid heat exposure.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Tearing and migraine: Tearing or running nose is not common with migraine . You may have cluster headache or paroxysmal hemicrania instead or one of the trigeminal autonomi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Restless leg syndrom: You need to get your serum iron and kidney function checked. You may need a prescription of medicine if symptoms are affecting your sleep. Sleep aids ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Albuterol or Advair: Albuterol may worsen palpitation, shaking and nervousness. Advair should not produce or worsen those symptoms. It is much safer than the oral pills fo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Side effects: All psychoactive medications have many side effects. they are different with each individual medicine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Incidental finding: It depends on what the finding is. It may o may not need specific treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Creatine supplement.: Too much creatine supplemen may affect the kidneys but Not causing blood clots.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Blood clots: The commoner causes are immobilization such as staying in the hospital, illness or long distance air flghts. There are many other causes. Moving aroun... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Aphasia yherapy: Speech therapy exercises may improve expressive aphasia. Try to talk more will help.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Concussion.: I will recommend resting your brain and resting yor body until you do not have any symptoms related to the concussion.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Loa body weight.: It is more important to know the BMI than the weight. BMI correlates the height and weight. Very low BMI may indicate possible eating disorder with it... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Wernicke's aphasia: Wernicke's aphasia patients have severe problems with communication. They even do not undertand their own language. There is really no good way of com... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Sweating: It helps thermoregulation by lowering the body temperature. Sweating causes heat loss and lowers the temperature by latent heat of vaporization.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Pins and needles.: It is common and usually normal. It is more likely caused by pressure on the blood vessels resulting in lack of blood flow to the nerves and the sympt... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Tardive akathisia: Not all patients on antipsychotics will develop akathisia or tardive akathisia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Restless leg syndrom: Try oral iron supplement and magnesium supplement. Otherwise you will need prescription medications.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Ocular migraine: Visual symptoms most commonly bright and zig-zag line are common aura (visual aura) of migraine. It is not real but often called ocular migraine. The ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Cerebellar atrophy: Cerebellar atrophy from any cause is not reversible. Treating the underlying cause may prevent it from getting worse such as alcohol and vitamin E def... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Numb legs: No, this is not due to sciatica. It is due to compression of the arterial blood supply to the legs in certain position
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Retic count: Reticulocytes are very young red blood cells. It will be elevated when there is rapid red cell turn over such as bleeding or hemolysis. A low count ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Meth and pot: There are always risks to the baby when you took them while pregnant. It is difficult to assess the risk. You need to register with an obstetrician ea... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Ear ringing: You are taking too much Aspirin and experiencing a toxic side effect of cinchonism with tinnitus. You NEED to cut back on the use of Aspirin.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Tinnitus: Noise induced tinnitus is constant and high pitched. It is also associated with some degree of hearing loss. Pulsatile tinnitus feels like the heart i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Brain tumor at birth: He is most likely healthy since he is already 24-year-old. His tumor might have been totally removed or benign with no or very slow growth.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Hard to know.: It is hard to know unless you had EKG or blood tests done last June when you had the symptoms. The EKG finding of heart attack now may tell the age of... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Rebound headache.: I suspect you are developing analgesic rebound headache (medication overuse headache). It occurs when you take any analgesics for more than 2-3 days a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Shunt tap.: It is easier to tap the shunt if you are lying on the side opposite the shunt.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Leg shaking.: There are different causes for leg shaking. Combination of Amitriptyline and Perphenazine will very unlikely help leg shaking.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Gabapentin problems: Gabapentin is an anti-seizure medicine. It s used a lot for nerve pains. It causes tiredness and some weight gain. Otherwise it is a very safe medicin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
MD disparity.: Every person is different. Therefore every patient and every MD is different. There are guidelines though.
A female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Cervical spine.: Normal cervical spine has a forward curvature (lordosis). Reversal of cervical lordosis usually means cervical muscle spasm. It may lead to pain with ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Sty: You need your doctor or eye doctor to remove it by excision. It is a simple procedure.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) with food: Yes, you make take those food items with Xanax (alprazolam).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Nerve symptoms: There is no single nerve or even area of the brain that may cause sensory symptoms all over on both sides. The causes of these symptoms are more likel... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Numb : This is most probably caused by a local nerve impingement when you cough with chest muscle contraction. It is nonspecific and unlikely to be worrisome... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Nerve pain.: Gabapentin helps nerve pain. You may not need to take it forever even without surgery. Your pain may remit after a period of treatment with Gabapentin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Weight loss.: You have a high likelihood of a feeding disorder including anorexia nervosa. You should discuss with your GP.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Sleep aids.: Prescription hypnotics all carry the risk of dependency. You may try over the counter Melatonin 3-9 mg in the evening. It is natural and safe.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Cheek twitching.: Cheek twitching may rarely be due to fasciculation yet far more likely be caused by hemifacial spasm. Fasciculation is a sign of ALS yet very unlikely... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Long visit: You should ask her neurologist about the nature of the visit. I suspect it is a neuropsychological evaluation to assess her memory and cognitive funct... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Seizures: You may or may not know you have a seizure depending on the type of seizure. The most helpful clue is the experience of some very stereotyped sensatio... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Sleep paralysis.: Your description is typical for sleep paralysis. It is common among normal individuals. It may also be part of narcolepsy.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Occipital stroke: The stroke affected your occipital lobe and your visual field. The adjacent area in the medial temporal lobe are often affected at the same time and t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Quitting analgesic.: It is risky to quit any opioid analgesic cold turkey. They need to be tapered.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
BPPV: Your diagnosis is most likely benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It is caused by free floating calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. It may ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Prostate: Prostate gland is present only in males. It can get enlarged with age and hormonal stimulation. It causes slow urine stream. It does not cause pain wi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Amitriptyine: Yes, it is an antidepressant with possible side effects of weight gain and sedation. It does help sleep at night.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 44 years experience
Nocturnal erections.: Night time erections are common and normal during dreamy state of sleep (REM sleep). No need to be concerned.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lui is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lui is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! If numbnss weaknes pain r my symptms W/findings wat r the meds for em?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for you suggestion.I will check it out.Wish you all the best
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, is there anything i can do at home to make this go away

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Completed 1984

Residency

UC Davis Medical Center
Completed 1999

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Sacramento Region - Summer
2014
Top Neurologist , First Place, Sacramento Region - Summer
2014
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