Expert Briefings: When Parkinson's Interferes with Gastrointestinal Function

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Peter A. LeWitt, M.D., Professor, Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Program, Henry Ford Hospital


  • To understand how Parkinson’s disease affects the gastrointestinal system
  • To be able to identify some common gastrointestinal issues that people with Parkinson’s disease may experience, such as difficulty with bowel movements
  • To learn practical ways for managing these problems, including medications, diet and additional strategies

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