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From Low Blood Pressure to Bladder Problems: A Look at Lesser-Known Parkinson’s Symptoms (Webinar)

Parkinson's disease (PD) can affect the autonomic nervous system, which controls the automatic and involuntary functions our bodies perform, like heartbeat and digestion. Many people with Parkinson’s experience autonomic symptoms that may be difficult to talk about, including bladder problems, low blood pressure, constipation and sweating. For some, these symptoms can happen years before a diagnosis. In this audio from our Third Thursdays Webinar, expert panelists discuss these troublesome symptoms and ways to treat them.

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In this podcast, moderator Jimmy Choi, Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Patient Council member, leads a discussion with expert panelists: 

  • K Ray Chaudhuri, MD, DSc, FRCP, FEAN, professor of movement disorders and neurology, King’s College Hospital
  • Anna Hohler, MD, FAAN, movement disorder specialist and chair of neurology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Bret Parker, MJFF Patient Council Co-chair, executive director of the New York City Bar Association

Want to see the slides and other resources from the webinar? Watch on demand.

View a transcript of this podcast.

Want to learn more about symptoms and factors that may precede a Parkinson’s diagnosis? Download our educational guide, Better Brain Health.

If you’re recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you can play a critical role in our landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). Connect with the PPMI team today at Anyone over age 18 — both with and without PD — can join the online part of PPMI. Get started at

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