Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

Topics: treatment and symptoms

Educational Supplement #25

Robert S. Jenco, PharmD and Mary L. Wagmer, PharmD, MS
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Constipation is a problem that affects many individuals who have Parkinson's disease (PD). In PD there is a slowing of gastric and bowel motility. A lack of physical exercise or activity,  poor dietary habits, decreased fluid intake, as well as a number of medications can also contribute. It is important to understand how to treat this problem.

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