Gastric issues in Parkinson's Disease

30 Nov 2021 15:00 - 16:00

Please note that all session and slide content are the views of the Speakers, not the Parkinson’s Academy. The content of the recording is the speaker’s personal opinion at the time of recording. Due to the ever changing situation, advice given at the time of recording is subject to change.


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.
Dr Fiona Lithander & Dr Mícheál Ó Breasail - Presentation slides

Richelle Flanagan - Presentation slides

Lynne Osborne - Presentation slides

CPD accreditation

'Gastric issues in Parkinson's Disease' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 1 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Please note CPD Federation approval does not include satellite symposia sessions. To claim the credit please email events@neurologyacademy.org.

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