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405- Parkinson’s Disease and Dysphagia

Research studies have shown that 35-80% of people with PD have dysphagia. This wide range is a result of the many testing options that are available, which are described in the diagnosis section. Dysphagia likely happens often in people with PD due to poor muscle movements. Muscles in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract may not move properly as a result of the affect PD has on muscles.

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Baharak Moshiree, 
Mackenzie Jarvis, 
Marissa Lombardi
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