Healthy Living: Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that attacks and kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

In the most severe cases, people lose their ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe on their own. Hl 8 2 21

Babies with the most severe form have not survived past the age of 2.

Now, new treatments including a FDA approved oral medication are giving young patients a second chance.

Andrea Ludema explains in today’s Healthy Living.

Categories: Healthy Living