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Key to a Healthy SMA Diet is Variety

Key to a Healthy SMA Diet is Variety

Diet is one of the key factors for healthy growth and development in children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).  Often, the quality of the overall diet may be overlooked in favor of a single nutrient or food that comes with curative claims.  Over the last few years,...

Kidney Stones and Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Kidney Stones and Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive, hereditary disease with a reported prevalence of 1 in 11,000 live births.[1]  As the disease affects motor neurons, the clinical manifestations relate to muscular weakness and atrophy.  The specific clinical...

The Common Cold, Antibiotics and SMA

The Common Cold, Antibiotics and SMA

Our experience with SMA is a unique one. As parents of a 9 year-old with SMA, being medical professionals has given us somewhat of an advantage over finding doctors, medications, and treatments for our son. We hope to share a little of our experience and opinion with...

What Are Common Respiratory Problems in Children With SMA?

What Are Common Respiratory Problems in Children With SMA?

It’s known that children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have a number of breathing issues, which are caused by weakened chest muscles. According to the SMA Foundation, these are the most common respiratory problems for children with SMA. Lung underdevelopment...

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