MSA Trust

What are the symptoms of MSA?

Symptoms is the word doctors use for the problems a person describes.

There can be many symptoms people with MSA describe. Each person will have their own set of symptoms. This is one of the reasons why it can take time and be difficult to get a diagnosis.

A protein in the brain called alphasynuclein becomes faulty and causes the MSA damage in three main areas of the brain – this results in the range of symptoms someone with MSA may have.

The three areas are: (click on the options below to see the symptoms that MSA damage in that area can cause)