Women Living with PD
Updated: Feb 12
Did you know that women and men face different challenges when diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease? Women tend to have more side effects of medications and greater changes in their symptoms during the day. Women not only tend to downplay their symptoms, but they also do not receive the same quality care as men. Women with PD are more likely to get a divorce than men, have greater changes in gastrointestinal function, are more likely to have tremors, and are more likely to have speech changes. These are just a few of many major differences between men and women with PD. Below are several links to different resources to learn more about women living with PD!