|Name||Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)|
|Related to/Also known as||Shy-Drager Syndrome|
|Symptoms||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
Tel: 0207 940 4666
Find your local support group:
MSA/PSP Nurse Specialists:
Scotland, Ireland and North England: Katie Rigg
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|Online resources||Multiple system atrophy (NHS Choices)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition 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".