I HAVE parkinsons . I am loosing weight even that
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Hi and Welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your question and here is my advice.
While little weght loss may be normal , significant weght loss ( more then 10 percent of weght ) always need work up .
There may be many causes for weght loss like chronic infection , endocrine problems like diabetes or thyrotoxicosis , or other Gut diseases.
In parkinson patient , one reason for weght loss may be the treatment. If you are taking sinemet, this may be the cause as sinamet do causes weght loss in many patients.It's one of the side effects of sinamet .
Howe'ver If there is any symptoms of any other disease like heat tolerance , diarrhea , difficulty in swallowing, fever , or anything thing else , or if the weght loss is too rapid then we must see for the cause .That would need detalied interview about symtpoms and assessment and blood tests.
Hope I have answered your question.Please feel free to ask anything else. I will be glad to answer any further question about this.