Constipation is a common problem with you have Parkinson disease. So have a routine. Once you find a bowel routine that works, stick with it.
- Pick a regular time, such as after a meal or a warm bath, to try to have a bowel movement.
- Be patient. It may take 15 to 30 minutes to have bowel movements.
- Try gently rubbing your belly to help stool move through your colon.
Also try drinking more fluids, staying active, and eating lots of fiber, including fruits, vegetables, prunes, and cereals.
Ask your doctor about medicines you are taking that may cause constipation. These include medicines for depression, pain, bladder control, and muscle spasms. Ask whether you should take a stool softener.