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early warning signs of als

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Focal is more common: The most common symptom of ALS is asymmetric muscle weakness in the upper extremities, mainly on the thumb and index finger side of the hand. Difficul ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: Usually it starts on the limbs, but can start on the eye. it is just variable. Diagnosing it early and treating it early probalby does no affect the ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?fasciculations?: Not clear what the twitches represent, as many muscular irritability syndromes do exist, especially those associated with myokymia in the face, which ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
ALS: Disease involving motor tracts of lateral columns and anterior horns of spinal cord and cranial motor nerves. Onset of Age is greater than 40 with equ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Muscle problems: Weakness, loss of muscle bulk, flickering of muscles, increased reflexes, problems swallowing and breathing seem to proceed over months to years.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Asymmetric weakness: Asymmetric weakness occurs in 80% of cases. It may start in upper or lower extremities or in brain stem. Weakness of the thumb and index finger or wea ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Not to worry: ALS is fortunately quite RARE but gets a lot of attention lately (The Lou Gehrig Story was the first years ago) MS or Multiple Sclerosis is much mor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Nit hereditary: But anxiety makes reflexes brisk
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Maybe carpal tunnel: Since ALS can cause rather significant muscle atrophy and weakness, especially in the hands, an instability on holding arms upright might occur, and c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Twitching: Yes
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably reactive: Probably nervous reaction to fact that father has severe neurologic disorder. Most cases of ALS are sporadic with out cause. Few about 5% have genetic ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably reactive: Probably nervous reaction to fact that father has severe neurologic disorder. Most cases of ALS are sporadic with out cause. Few about 5% have genetic ... Read More

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