A 43-year-old female asked:
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just saw a tv show about a 29 yr old who has als. i am 43f. how much does average person have to worry about getting this disease? normal to worry?

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Dr. Rony Gorges
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry. : It's not a common disease and if you have no symptoms you have nothing to worry about. Consider not watching medical programming if you are overly anxious, the stress and possible unnecessary testing it will lead to is not worth it.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Rare disorder: Incidence of ALS is about 5 in 100,000 people.
Answered on Apr 2, 2015

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