MSA is a rare neurologic disorder that causes problems with movement, coordination, and involuntary body functions, such as blood pressure control. MSA, also called Shy-Drager syndrome, results from ongoing damage to several areas of the nervous system. It has similarities to Parkinson’s disease, but MSA progresses faster than Parkinson’s and has additional symptoms.
MSA is typically first seen in people in their 60s. Visit the MSA Coalition’s website to learn more about MSA.