Spinal Muscular Atrophy

What is generally affected by this disease?

  • It weakens the body
  • Lead to a lack of oxygen
  • Weak and floppy posture

What does the disease cause to happen in the body?

  • A mutation in the SMN1 protein causes spinal muscular atrophy, which leads to a shortage in the SMN protein

What can we do to prevent/alleviate SMA disease?


  • Physical treatment
  • Nutritional treatment
  • Respiratory therapy

Who is affected?

  • More common in infants
  • It's deadly
  • 1 in every 50 people are affected