Other Co-morbid Conditions

Although PD is mostly diagnosed in the senior population, it is important to note that Parkinson’s disease may manifest in young adults. Routine preventive care should be conducted as in any other patient. 

The most frequent disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease are as follows:

  • Gastrointestinal disease—constipation
  • Cardiovascular disease—hypertension, ischemic disease
  • Genitourinary disease—urinary incontinence
  • Musculoskeletal conditions—osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Cancer—melanoma
  • Diabetes mellitus

Management of these conditions should continue as established by best practices related to the specific diseases.

References: 

Visser, M.; Marinus J.; Assesing comorbidity in patients with Parkinson's disease; Movememet Disorders; Vol.19, No. 7, 2004.