A member asked:

Do people with als have difficulty gripping things due to lack of strength or hand cramping?

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Dr. Anil Khosla answered

Specializes in Radiology

Als - amyotropic lateral sclerosis is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. This ultimately leads to death of neurons reaching the muscles resulting in loss of control of muscle movement early symptoms include muscle weakness ( arms and legs), speech, difficulty in breathing. Currently no cure - only supportive treatment.

Answered Apr 1, 2014

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

The hands are often involved early and become very weak and atrophied.

Answered Oct 27, 2014

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