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Why Might Constipation Be a Parkinson’s Symptom?

July 16, 2015

Constipation and other gastrointestinal difficulties can severely affect quality of life. Parkinson’s researchers have pinpointed the gut as a place of interest because of biological changes seen there. We’ll discuss constipation and problems with stomach emptying (called gastroparesis) seen in Parkinson’s, what researchers believe is happening in the gut, and how these symptoms are treated.


Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Neurology
University of Toronto

  • Research Grants: MJFF, University of Toronto
  • Advisory Role: Abbvie, TEVA Canada, Boston Scientific, Medtronic
  • Board Membership: Abbvie, TEVA Canada, Boston Scientific, Medtronic
  • Expert Testimony: Chiesi, UCB, Medtronic
  • Honoraria: Abbvie, TEVA Canada, Boston Scientific, Medtronic,Chiesi, UCB
Ronald Pfeiffer, MD

Professor, Department of Neurology
Oregon Health & Science University

  • Advisory Role: Acadia, Clintara, Lundbeck
  • Employment: Elsevier - Journal Editor (Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)
  • Honoraria:Teva, UCB, USWorldMeds
Dave Iverson

No disclosures

Webinar Details


Thursday, July 16, 2015


1 hr


12:00 pm ET
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