Parkinson’s is a neuro-degenerative disorder that causes progressive disability which cannot be slowed nor stopped by treatment. The condition is often characterised by issues relating to the bladder and bowels. In fact, constipation is a common complication that is often noticed before motor symptoms such as tremors and stiffness, but it’s been poorly understood whether these contribute to the onset of the disease.
Constipation is defined as fewer than three bowel movements per week and is frequently accompanied by straining or a sensation of incomplete emptying.
Although there is no generally accepted number of times a person should go to the toilet, most healthy people will go around the same number of times a day.