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