Parkinson’s disease: Change in your bowel habits can reveal neurodegenerative disorder – Express

Parkinson’s disease: The change in toilet habit could be telling (Image: Getty)


Parkinson’s disease is a harsh reality for many families. Yet, early diagnosis can make living with the condition much more manageable. What’s the change in bowel habits that may signal the brain disease?

According to Parkinson’s Foundation, the disease affects dopamine-producing (dopaminergic) neurons in a part of the brain called substantia nigra.

Symptoms develop slowly over years, with the condition affecting people in different ways.

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