Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (cont.)
Eric R Eggenberger, DO
Robert A Hauser, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Stephen Berman, MD, PhD
IN THIS ARTICLE
There is no known way to prevent PSP.
PSP is a progressive disease that may leave you vulnerable to a number of life-threatening complications.
People with PSP usually need a walking aid, such as a cane or walker, within 3-4 years of the first symptoms of the disease. With good care and attention to medical needs, nutritional needs, and safety, a person with PSP can live many years. The typical lifespan from first appearance of symptoms is about 6-10 years. The main causes of death are infections and breathing problems.
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