Gastric issues in Parkinson's Disease
Chair: Sue Thomas
Fiona Lithander, Nutrition Scientist and Dietitian
Micheal O Breasail, Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol
Richelle Flanagan, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, NutritionWise
Lynne Osborne, Consultant Nurse, Cornwall Foundation Trust
In addition to the motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease the condition can also cause multiple problems along the gastrointestinal system. Gastrointestinal symptoms are known to affect nutritional status, similarly Parkinson’s medication can cause nausea, vomiting and constipation all of which can affect nutritional status. The presentations aim to provide:
A review of gastrointestinal dysfunction in Parkinson’s
Provide understanding of the interplay between Parkinson’s, comorbidities and nutritional status
Highlight the common problems that may result in the gastrointestinal system in Parkinson’s
Through case study presentation highlight the interventional strategies that may improve symptoms, augment care and enhance quality of life.
This webinar has received sponsorship from Kyowa Kirin Limited. The sponsor has had no input into, or influence over the content or organisation of the session.
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