A 27-year-old female asked:
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my grandma has als and can't move on her own and she also hardly swallows the food. what to do to stop this decease from progressing?any medicines?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No: Sounds like your grandma is in a fairly advanced stage so she must have ALS for a while quite enough time to discuss her decease with her doctors.I find it a stretch to believe that you haven't been told not once but repeatedly that this decease has no cure and that the only approved drug riluzole only slows it a little. for more information about this decease check out http://www.alsa.org.
Answered on May 21, 2016
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