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A 43-year-old member asked:

could it be that i have brain damage?

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Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 34 years experience
More info needed: We need more information in order to get an idea and be able to answer you.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Whether or not you have brain damage depends on what your symptoms might be. Speak to your doctor or have a consultation with a neurologist.

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Can brain damage cause als?

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Possibly: Recent research suggests that a history of multiple concussions increases the risk of als, but more research is needed. Fortunately, the vast majority of those with concussions will never get als. The cause of ALS is largely unknown; genetic factors play a role in some cases. Lyme disease may cause symptoms very similar to ALS ; should thus be ruled out.
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The relationship of head trauma is fairly consistent with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, but is totally speculative re ALS. Your point about Lyme disease mimicking ALS is very well taken.
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