Life expectancy for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

Life expectancy for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

The life expectancy for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) varies widely depending on the individual and the progression of the disease. PSP is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, balance, vision, speech, and cognitive function. While it is a progressive disease with no cure, the course of the disease can vary significantly from person to person.

On average, individuals with PSP live approximately 6 to 10 years after the onset of symptoms. However, some individuals may live much longer, while others may have a shorter life expectancy. Factors such as age at onset, rate of disease progression, and overall health can all play a role in determining life expectancy.

It's important to note that while there is no cure for PSP, there are treatments available that can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. A healthcare team can work with individuals with PSP and their families to develop a care plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

 

Check out our post on some treatments for PSP Symptoms:

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