MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY UNITED
UNITED, WE CAN AND WILL DEFEAT MSA FOREVER!
MANY LIVES, ONE HOPE
Multiple System Atrophy?
MSA is a rare, fast and fatal brain disease. MSA impairs the systems that regulate blood pressure, heart rate and the bladder – many of the basic bodily functions that people take for granted every day. People with MSA suffer from dangerously low blood pressure, speech and swallowing difficulties, sleep disturbances, breathing problems, rigidity and tremors. The life expectancy is typically 5 to 10 years. Patients with advanced MSA often become bed-bound, unable to speak and immobile. At present, there is no cure for MSA, no genetic tests to detect it, no therapy to slow it and very few treatments to manage its debilitating effects.
MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY UNITED INTERNATIONAL
Defeat MSA Alliance (USA)
Defeat MSA Alliance is a US based 501(c)(3) charity that aspires to balance efforts to support patients, educate medical professionals, raise public awareness and nurture promising research.
Defeat Multiple System Atrophy – Vaincre L’Atrophie Multisystématisée (Canada)
Defeat MSA Canada is a Canadian registered organization that aspires to balance efforts to support patients, educate medical professionals, raise public awareness and nurture promising research.
Defeat MSA Australia & New Zealand (Defeat MSA Down Under)
Defeat MSA Down Under is a registered charity serving the needs of those affected by Multiple System Atrophy in Australia and New Zealand. It aspires to balance patient support, medical education, public awareness and promising research.
Combattiamo l’Atrofia Multisistemica (MSA-Italia)
La prima organizzazione Italiana a sostegno dei malati e dei caregivers che convivono con l’Atrofia Multisistemica. Il nostro scopo è fornire supporto ed informazioni a coloro che si trovano ad affrontare questa poco conosciuta patologia neurodegenerativa.
The first Italian organization to support patients and their caregivers Multiple System Atrophy.
Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe
The Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe ™ has traveled to dozens of countries, rubbed shoulders with some notable people and visited many famous landmarks. The MSA Awareness Shoe is a tool for spreading awareness, increasing support for patients and their caregivers and fighting MSA by raising vital research dollars. The Shoe’s journey is undertaken in memory of all those that have died due to MSA and in support of all those presently fighting Multiple System Atrophy!
La Asociacion Síndrome Shy-Drager
La Asociación Española Síndrome Shy Drager – Atrofia Multisistémica (ASYD) es una asociación que atiende a afectados por AMS y sus familiares- Entre nuestros objetivos principales pretendemos dar visibilidad a la enfermedad, promover la investigación y aportar los recursos disponibles para la mejora de la calidad de vida de estos pacientes.
The Association for Shy-Drager Syndrome cares for those affected by Multiple System Atrophy (AMS/MSA) and their families. Our intention is to give visibility, promote research and provide available resources to improve the quality of life for AMS/MSA patients.
“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”
The mission of the MSA Patient Advocacy Council is to facilitate communication between stakeholders in the MSA community, creating a global platform for discussion, consensus building, and a vehicle for sharing experiences related to living with MSA.
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