Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia Inc.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia Inc. are dedicated to providing support to those suffering from all types of SMA along with their families!
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare, inherited disease that results in the loss of nerves in the spinal cord and weakness of the muscles connected with those nerves. The muscles most frequently affected are those of the neck and trunk that control posture, those of the leg and arm that control movement, and those of the area of the ribs that help breathing.
People with SMA generally appear normal at birth; the symptoms develop as early as three months in the most severely affected, around one to two years of age in the moderately affected, and more rarely in the late childhood or adult years in mildly affected individuals.
There is no known treatment for SMA; historically, nearly half of babies born with the most severe form of the disease have died before aged two. All people with SMA have a higher than normal risk for progressive disability. The most severely affected are at risk for breathing complications and premature death. No two cases will follow the same course, everyone is different!
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⊜ Suite 28 Building 4. 195 Wellington Rd Clayton | Map
✆ (03) 9545 3633
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