Name Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
Related to/Also known as Shy-Drager Syndrome
Symptoms of MSA
MSA is caused by the degeneration of cells in certain areas of the brain, which control different body systems. This cell degeneration causes problems with movement, balance and automatic functions of the body, such as bladder control.
Useful national contacts Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Link opens in new window www.msatrust.org.uk
Tel: 0207 940 4666
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.msatrust.org.uk/calendar/category/support-groups

MSA/PSP Nurse Specialists:
Tel. 0207 940 4666
Email: nurses@msatrust.org.uk

Scotland, Ireland and North England: Katie Rigg
Tel:  01434 381 932
Email: katie.rigg@msatrust.org.uk

News and Events  
Online resources Multiple system atrophy (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/Conditions/multiple-system-atrophy/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on MSA and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

This includes a copy of the Multiple System Atrophy Trust's booklet "Carer's Guide: Looking after yourself and the person you care for".