Parkinson’s Disease and Your Bladder – University of Michigan Health System News

Anne Pelletier-Cameron, M.D., often jokes to her patients that she’s a female plumber of the lower urinary tract. On a more professional note, however, she’s a urologist in the Michigan Medicine Department of Urology.

In this role, Pelletier-Cameron treats patients with a variety of lower urinary tract symptoms. Some of her patients have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that impacts movement. But the breakdown of nerve cells that characterize Parkinson’s disease can also cause “non-movement” symptoms, including bladder issues.

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