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The Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease

Summary: Shaking or tremors are typical symptoms of Parkinson's. But, many people don't know about less obvious signs, such as loss of smell or dizziness.
Air Date: 9/13/14
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Fiona Gupta, MD
Dr. Fiona Gupta, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program at the Movement Disorders Center at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in Hackensack, NJ. She is a neurosurgeon sub-specializing in movement disorders.

Dr. Gupta completed a prestigious two year fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and her neurology training at the University of Connecticut, where she also served as chief resident. She was honored with being the recipient of the compassionate physician award, which is given annually to a designated senior neurology resident.

Dr. Gupta was instrumental in establishing a Movement Disorders Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, where the emphasis is comprehensive and compassionate patient care. She is currently the principal investigator of clinical trials in Movement Disorders, which are being conducted at the medical center. Her program was selected to be a designated teaching center for deep brain stimulation by Medtronic, which is the medical device company that supplies the DBS device, and serves as faculty for Medtronic.

In addition, Dr. Gupta is annually chosen as the key speaker to give various lectures on the field of Movement Disorders throughout the region. Recent lectures have been to the New Jersey Neurological Association, grand rounds at major teaching institutions and other Continuing Medical Education events.In addition to treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Gupta specializes in treating patients with essential tremor, focal and generalized dystonia, Huntington’s disease, and spasticity resulting from cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis. She can seen by patients at the North Jersey Brain & Spine Center in Oradell, NJ.
    The Early Signs of Parkinson's Disease
    With Parkinson's disease in the headlines lately, most recently surrounding Robin Williams, you may be wondering about the early warning signs.

    Shaking or tremors are typical symptoms of this very debilitating disease.

    But, many people don't know about less obvious signs, such as loss of smell or dizziness.

    Knowing the early warning signs of Parkinson's disease could help you or a loved one get an early diagnosis and resulting treatment; and the best chance at a longer, healthier life.

    Parkinson's expert, Dr. Fiona Gupta, from the Movement Disorders Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, joins Dr. Roizen to share 10 early warning signs of the disease.


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