Parkinson’s gut health

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21 Mar: The Science of Parkinson’s Constipation

Studies show that as many as 80% of people with Parkinson’s experience constipation, and it often appears years before an official Parkinson’s diagnosis. Constipation can be the result of Parkinson’s, or it can be a side effect of medication. Understanding why Parkinson’s can cause constipation is an essential step in managing it as a symptom. Here, we’ll discuss some of the science behind constipation in Parkinson’s, as well as ways to manage it.