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Neuromuscular disease

Neuromuscular disease (NMD)

Neuromuscular disease (NMD) is the name given to a range of diseases and conditions that affect the nerves controlling your muscles. If the nerves can’t communicate with your muscles, your muscles then can’t function properly.

What is Neuromuscular disease (NMD)?

Neuromuscular disease (NMD) is a broad term that encompasses many diseases and ailments that impair muscle function, either directly via intrinsic muscle pathology, or indirectly via nerve pathology.

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Treating respiratory insufficiency caused by NMD

Treating a patient with respiratory failure caused by NMD can help alleviate some of the symptoms of poor respiration.

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Patient outcomes

Learn the benefits of treating NMD patients with NIV.

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*Your respiratory system is made up of the organs in your body that help you to breathe.