Does anyone know how much constipation and bowel condition affect absorption of PD medication, eg DA's Requip. I've heard that it can. Also how nutrition affects PD generally, does anyone have any specific advice or suggestions,

Would seeing a Nutritionist help, there's one on the NHS or privately though this is expensive.

Thanks, trying to stay as fit and healthy as possible.
my own experience is that this is one of the most important influences on the absorption of drugs, particularly levadopa, but to a lesser extent slow release tablets.
large quantities of warm water, fruit and veggies seem to help. meat not good.

i also find constipation can set of irregular heart beats but thats a bit more controvertial.
there s a couple of specialists Geoffrey and lucille Leader, who have written some good books on treating pd with drugs and nutrition. Amazon sell their books.