Dr. Miran Salgado to discuss leading-edge treatments for Parkinson’s disease on Friday, May 5 at King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
SOURCE The Allure Group
NEW YORK, May 3, 2017 /AllureCare.com/ — Dr. Miran Salgado, Chairman of Neurosciences at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, will deliver a lecture on Parkinson’s disease at King David Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at 2266 Cropsey Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday, May 5, at 10 am. The lecture, “Innovative Medications and Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease,” is part of the Vanguard Series in Neurology.
Dr. Salgado has decades of medical experience with neurological disorders. He graduated from the University of Colombo Medical College in Sri Lanka and completed his neurology residency at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate. He also completed a fellowship in Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is the recipient of numerous distinctions and awards, including the Lewis S. Pilcher Award from New York Methodist Hospital, and New York Magazine’s annual list of best doctors.
Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform daily activities. It is chronic, and the symptoms become worse over time. It is characterized by its most common of motor symptoms—tremors stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement—but also manifests in non-motor symptoms. Researchers now recognize early manifestation signs that may place a person at risk. Loss of smell, depression, constipation, impotence and a certain type of sleep disorder may indicate the disease long before movement-related symptoms occur.
There are an estimated 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease and more than 10 million people worldwide. Most people who develop the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease do so sometime after the age of 50, but Parkinson’s disease can affect younger persons as well.
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