What is multiple system atrophy?

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a degenerative neurological disorder. MSA is associated with the degeneration of nerve cells in specific areas of the brain. This cell degeneration causes problems with movement, balance and autonomic functions of the body such as bladder control.

How do members experience multiple system atrophy?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with multiple system atrophy*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for multiple system atrophy*

*Data from patients with multiple system atrophy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with multiple system atrophy*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Sinemet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
multiple system atrophy (2)

*Data from patients with multiple system atrophy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has multiple system atrophy on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 30
40s 33
50s 131
60s 301
70+ 375

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 389
Female 457