The term Multiple System Atrophy is used for a rare kind of progressive neurodegenerative disorder that has symptoms of both movement and autonomic nervous system. The most common signs here include the eventual loss of progressive functions, failure of organs, digestion problems, blood pressure issues and eventually disease like Parkinson’s disease.
HOW IS MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY DIAGNOSED?
A PET scan is one of the best ways to diagnose the same although the other symptoms are observed and X-rays and scans are done too.
HOW IS MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY TREATED?
Treatment for multiple system atrophy is done by physiotherapy to help in strengthening the muscles along with brain functions too. Drugs like fludrocortisone and midodrine are used for providing relief too. Other problems are treated as they arise.
DID YOU KNOW?
MSA is a degenerative disease and tends to develop in the later years (50s and beyond).