Multiple System Atrophy

March is Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month

In the Fall of 2022, Dr. Jeremy Boyle was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Dr. Boyle began having symptoms in May of 2021, and symptoms have increased and intensified since that time. 

Due to the physical, cognitive, and emotional impact that his symptoms have caused, he was forced to close his physical office and decrease the amount of clients he was serving. As of October 27, 2023, Dr. Boyle is closing his practice in order to better manage his health and spend time with his family. 

Keep reading below to learn more about MSA and ways you can help spread awareness about this rare neurodegenerative condition. 

What is MSA?

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurological condition that can cause cerebellar and/or Parkinson’s-like symptoms. Persons with MSA experience  widespread autonomic nerve damage and widespread neurological damage, it can cause diverse symptoms throughout the body. The type and severity of symptoms differs from person to person. MSA is a rare disorder with only 0.6 – 0.7 persons per 100,000 being diagnosed every year. The average life expectancy is about 9 years from the time of first symptoms. Most people with MSA are wheelchair or bedbound within 5 years of onset of symptoms. 

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