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I am a 72 year old male diagnosed about two years ago with early stage PD.  I suffer mostly non-motor symptoms, the worst being constipation.  It is accompanied by a bloated feeling, cramps and some flatulence.  It is severe enough to be a quality of life issue.  I've noticed that when this condition is at its worse my other PD symptoms seem to be magnified.  While I am aware that constipation is common among PwPD, my question is, is this severity a common experience among other PD sufferers?  I've done some research to discover that there may be a link with the presence of alpha-synuclein in the gut.  I have also experienced some pain and numbness in my left foot that seems to be aggravated by this condition.  I would like to rule out other medical conditions.

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Constipation is a common symptom in PD and can be disabling and can worsen other PD symptoms.  I would verify your thoughts on constipation and also recommend aggressive treatment.

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