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Overview of Multiple Systems Atrophy (Shy-Drager syndrome)

A degenerative neural disease with no known cure. Noted for rapid progression of Parkinson's and ALS-like symptoms. Possibly related to pesticide exposure.

Complimentary and alternative treatments for multiple systems atrophy that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Hypotheses regarding Multiple Systems Atrophy (Shy-Drager syndrome)

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

According to the Low Dose Naltrexone home page [LDN], LDN has been seen to benefit many different neurodegenerative diseases associated with autoimmune processes, including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. Although Dr. Weyrich is not aware of any reports of treating multiple systems atrophy using LDN, Dr. Weyrich speculates that multiple systems atrophy may also respond to LDN. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of multiple systems atrophy with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that other chronic degenerative neural diseases can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated Multiple Systems Atrophy using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.


References for Multiple Systems Atrophy (Shy-Drager syndrome)