Which diet modifications are used in the treatment of multiple system atrophy (MSA)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: André Diedrich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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An essentially normal diet is recommended, with the following guidelines:

  • Increased salt and fluid intake maintains plasma volume

  • Small, frequent meals may help patients for whom postprandial hypotension is a significant problem

  • A high-fiber diet, bulk laxatives, and suppositories prevent constipation


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