HMSN is one of the most common hereditary diseases.
And yet, we know little about it. An estimated 40 in 100,000 people have some form of HMSN. The scientific research that Muscles for Research will be funding is aimed at finding the cause and developing a treatment.
DNA decides your life.
HMSN (hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy) is a group of hereditary muscle diseases that affect the nervous system. HMSN usually starts in the lower legs and feet and then spreads to the forearms and hands. The muscles become weaker and weaker, which can leave people paralysed.