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Does multiple system atrophy affect the thinking and memory of a person? Does physiotherapy help?

Does multiple system atrophy affect the thinking and memory of a person suffering from it? I read somewhere that they are not disturbed. Also, does physiotherapy help somewhat with strengthening the arm/limb muscles? Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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thanks for the query
multiple system atrophy can affect memory of a person if it involves certain areas of memory especially in Alzheimer's disease then it may lead to retrograde amnesia
atrophy may occur in severe wasting diseases like malignancy, tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, also may be an end result of prolonged steroid treatment and many other endocrinal disorders and myopathy
but the above mentioned disorders usually dont cause memory
unuse of a muscle for a prolonged time may lead to atrophy of that muscle
age related atrophy can also occur..also can lead to atrophy of brain and may susequently cause memory impairment
physiotherapy is of help in atrophy of musculoskeletal system
proper physiotherapy maintain proper blood supply of that exercising muscle and is of immense help
i think u got my point
thanks again for the query
Answered: Fri, 8 Jun 2012
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