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What to do about als?

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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
No cure: Als and motor neuron disease are progressive diseases of the brain stem in which there is death of the motor neurons resulting in progressive loos of motor function. Some cases progress rapidly while others are slower in progression. There is no cure. Being certain of diagnosis important.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
All symptomatic : The sole drug on the market, riluzole, might delay placement of tracheostomy and slow disease somewhat, but other that feeding tubes, and breathing support, and meds to assist varioius complications, there is not a successful intervention available. Some support can be achieved through the ALS society, and believe mda still assists also.

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