Many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) struggle with gastrointestinal issues. More specifically, the movements of the digestive system (known as gastrointestinal motility).
Slow and steady weight loss is a known feature of Parkinson’s disease. Weight loss may initially be a positive and popular disease related feature. However, as patients dip below their ideal body weight, this may possibly impact quality of life and other outcomes (Akbar, 2015). In this month’s What’s Hot in PD?, we will discuss a recent article on weight loss in Parkinson’s disease.