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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
36 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There is a genetic risk of inheritance with ALS. This is less than 5%? There are no diagnostic blood or gene tests. If you are concerned and do not ha ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hand spasms: There are many possible reasons for spasms and ALS is very low down on the list. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
See a Neurologist: You need a careful physical examination and clinical evaluation for your condition to be properly assessed. The symptoms you describe are suggestive b ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Very rare: ALS has gotten a lot of press lately due to the ice bucket challenge. In reality, it is an extremely rare disease. In the US, about 5,000 people (out ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: You may have a nervous tic, which is not a serious condition. However, since you have a concern about ALS, you should call and make an appointment wit ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
ALS: Als or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurons. There is no known cause and no kn ... Read More
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Dr. David Dantes
48 years experience General Practice
Genetic counseling: In 90% of cases, there is only one family member with ALS. You can find some useful information here: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/genetic-testing-f ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Very Low: 2.16 per 100,000 person-years https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2850819/
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: About 5-10% of ALS if familial. The rest is sporadic and not associated with genetics. If you are frightened there is genetic testing available. Best ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
I don't believ: So.
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