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I’ve recently been diagnosed with multiple system atrophy (MSA) – what support do I need?

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) requires one-to-one care and support to ensure you received the right level of care once you have received your diagnosis.

The shock of a diagnosis can create a big emotional toll, so you need accurate simple to follow guidance to identify the best route for you.

Getting a better understanding of the challenges you will face is the first step to ensuring you get the support you need.

What is multiple system atrophy?

MSA causes gradual damage to your brain’s nerve cells, with symptoms usually starting between 50-60 years of age.

But they can begin, from as young as 30, so it’s important you know what to look for.

The symptoms are like Parkinson’s disease, including:

  • Muscle-control problems
  • Bladder problems
  • Low blood pressure when standing up
  • Balance, speech, and co-ordination problems

Can I treat MSA?

Sadly, there is no cure for MSA, nor a way to slow its progression, but we can aid you and make your life as comfortable as possible.

Your symptoms can be managed so you maintain your independence, which is the most important thing.

We can help you manage lots of things, including your:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Swallowing

Our expert physiotherapists and occupational therapists will help you stay mobile, maintaining your fitness and muscle strength using our specialised support services.

What can we do to help?

MSA can be tricky to understand, but it’s important you don’t go through this journey alone – our knowledge at Almond Care means we are in the best position to treat you efficiently and comfortably.

We specialise in building care plans that are not only tailored just for you but are carried out our clinical nurse specialists, resulting in precise support made directly to you.

Each nurse ensures your needs are properly met and that they have the correct skills and knowledge, providing you with high quality, person-centred care.

Caring for this condition allows us to expand our skills and adapt them to every circumstance, meaning you will receive the support designed just for you.

Our healthcare professionals are trained to support your balance, movement and basic functions which include your breathing and bladder control.

We are there for you no matter your condition, giving you a shoulder to lean on as you enter your care journey with Almond Care.

If you would like to discuss care options for MSA, please contact us here or call 024 7610 2333.

For further information about MSA, please click here.


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