|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
Tel: 0207 940 4666
Find your local support group:
The Trust's MSA Nurse Specialists support people affected by MSA across the UK and Ireland, providing responsibility loosely around four regions: https://tinyurl.com/yydh6kog
|Children & young people||Support for young people (Multiple System Atrophy Trust)
Although children and young people do not get MSA they will still be affected by any diagnosis of MSA within the family.
|Online resources||Multiple system atrophy (NHS Choices)
|News and Events|
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".