About Multiple System Atrophy

Multiple system atrophy is a rare disease that affects the nervous system and impacts an individual’s motor function, balance and coordination, blood pressure, heart rate, sexual function, digestion, and elimination.

If you have been diagnosed with multiple system atrophy, you may be experiencing the difficulties outlined above. Daily activities of self-care may be more challenging for you and your loved ones. Symptoms may cause you to feel as though you are losing your independence.

Multiple System Atrophy Stats

  • Affects both men and women
  • Onset around 50 to 60 years of age
  • It is challenging to diagnose due to the overlap in symptoms with other conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s disease)