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What is Kennedy’s disease?

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“I have been diagnosed for more than 10 years and find knowledge of Kennedy’s to be very limited…information can be hard to find.” Person with Kennedy’s disease

Kennedy’s disease (also known as spinal bulbar muscular atrophy or SBMA) is a rare disorder of the motor neurones caused by a genetic mutation. It progresses slowly, leading to weakness, wasting of muscles and hormonal changes. Although not classed as a type of MND, it has similar symptoms, and the MND Association supports people with or affected by Kennedy’s. Select from the following to find out more.

What are the basic facts about Kennedy's disease?
Video - the Kennedy's Disease Clinic
How do I find out if I have Kennedy's disease?
What are the symptoms?
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