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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Aug 23, 2022

People often view Parkinson’s disease (PD) in terms of its motor symptoms, including slow movements, tremors, and stiffness. Often, these symptoms can be controlled with levodopa or other dopaminergic drugs. But just as troubling or more so to the person with PD are the non-motor symptoms of nausea, constipation, low blood pressure, mood disturbances, sleep problems, and more. In this episode, we focus on feeling nausea with Parkinson’s disease in an interview with Andrew Feigin, MD, Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone Health and director of the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders in New York City, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. He discusses the causes of nausea, both from PD itself and from medication, and what people can do to help lessen or prevent it.