Life style risks of Parkinson’s disease: Association between decreased water intake and constipation

@article{Ueki2004LifeSR,
  title={Life style risks of Parkinson’s disease: Association between decreased water intake and constipation},
  author={Akira Ueki and Mieko Otsuka},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={251},
  pages={vii18-vii23}
}
Gastrointestinal dysfunction, especially constipation, is one of the major problems in the daily life of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). About 60 to 80% of PD patients suffer from constipation. Several studies have proven that constipation appears about 10 to 20 years prior to motor symptoms. More recently, Abbott et al. have found from a large scale prospective study that lower frequency bowel movements predict the future risk of PD. Furthermore, Braak et al. have found that Lewy… CONTINUE READING