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what are the chances of getting als

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Possibility: There are several genes associated with familial ALS and the majority are autosomal dominant with adult onset. There is one gene that is autosomal rec ... Read More
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A 28-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually sporadic: Most cases are non-hereditary, though about 10% can run in families in an autosomal dominant pattern usually.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Not typical: Average age of diagnosis is 55. Can be seen as early as the 20's most commonly between 40 and 70 years of age.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Relatively rare: (9.1%) black. , although blacks appear relatively spared from ALS they present at an earlier age and are functionally worse at their first visit. Stud ... Read More
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A 23-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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Advice: We do not use research drugs here onsite, but would suggest there is little to lose if one has ALS, and a new drug protocol would be of potential valu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Neurologist: A neurologist studies the nervous system and is best suited to address your concerns. The appointment will consist of a history, physical exam, and t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Gurr
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
ALS: As far as I know no one be will put through the extensive and, sometimes, uncomfortable tests for ALS unless they are truly symptomatic and all other ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Depo?: Usually the depo shot is reliable against pregnancy soon after receiving it. Often you don't have cycles on the medication. Do a pregnancy test to mak ... Read More
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