Thu, Sep 15|
Autonomic Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease
Join the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, a newly designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, for an educational conversation on Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) dysfunction, found commonly in Parkinson's disease.
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
About the Event
About the webinar
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), causing significant discomfort and suffering. Symptoms of ANS dysfunction symptoms in PD include sexual dysfunction, swallowing and gastrointestinal disorders, bowel and bladder abnormalities, and derangements of cardiovascular regulation, particularly, orthostatic hypotension. ANS dys- function in PD may be caused by the underlying degenerative process; however, anti-parkinson medications can also cause or worsen symptoms of ANS dysfunction. The care of a PD patient with ANS dysfunction relies on its recognition and directed treatment, including coordinated care between the neurologist and appropriate sub-specialists. Medications may be useful to treat orthostasis, gastrointestinal, urinary, and sexual dysfunction.