Primary Nutritional Issues with Parkinson's Disease

By Wendy Marcason, RDN
Woman giving food tray to woman in wheel chair - What Are the Primary Nutritional Issues for a Patient with Parkinson

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12/28/2015 - Nutritional goals for the patient with Parkinson's disease include improving fiber intake and reducing constipation, maintaining hydration status, assessing for dysphagia and gastrointestinal problems, providing adequate energy to prevent weight loss or excessive gain due to lack of physical activity, and preventing bone thinning and vitamin D deficiency.

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