There are symptoms of MSA that mimic Parkinson’s disease, including stiffness and rigid muscles, tremors, slow movement, balance issues, trouble walking, and dystonia. These are especially prevalent in MSA-predominant Parkinsonism (MSA-P), which is the more common type of MSA.
Non-pharmacologic treatment of Parkinson-like symptoms of MSA include: Non-pharmacologic treatment of Parkinson-like symptoms of MSA include:
2. Drugs used for Parkinson’s disease may provide relief of motor symptoms for some MSA patients, though primarily in the earlier stages of the disease. Parkinson’s drugs also can lower blood pressure and may worsen OH symptoms, dizziness, and fainting episodes. Pharmacologic options include: