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Constipation and Other Gastrointestinal Problems in Parkinson's Disease

As you know, Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects many body systems, not just movement. This includes the autonomic nervous system — that is, the part of the nervous system that controls “automatic” bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, sexual function and both gastrointestinal and urinary function. These can be among the most serious and complex issues faced by people with PD. 

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As you know, Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects many body systems, not just movement. This includes the autonomic nervous system — that is, the part of the nervous system that controls “automatic” bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, sexual function and both gastrointestinal and urinary function. These can be among the most serious and complex issues faced by people with PD. 

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