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Grandma had ALS will I get it?

Grandma had ALS will I get it?

Als: There is no known inheritance pattern in ALS so very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can someone under the age of 20 get als?

It is rare: It is rare for a youngster to be diagnosed with ALS but it is possible. Most cases of this occur after age 50 or so. ...Read more

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When can the early stages of ALS get you? How do you know if you ever have it?

When can the early stages of ALS get you? How do you know if you ever have it?

Neurology condition: ALS is a disease of upper middle age with an average age of onset between 55 and 65 years of age. See your primary care physician if you are concerned. If necessary, you would be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis. Html ...Read more

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Can you help a friend of mine and get to try out new medicines for ALS please?

Advice: We do not use research drugs here onsite, but would suggest there is little to lose if one has ALS, and a new drug protocol would be of potential value. A nearby medical school should be helpful to guide your friend to a local or national study group. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of als. So I need someone who can help me to get more info about als.?

Here's information: Disease of older folks, associated with muscular weakness, atrophy, and flickering called fasciculations. Very unlikely you would have ALS at age 19. Check AAN. Com, or Mayo Clinic site for further information. ...Read more

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I've had anxiety about ALS lately. How do I get tested for this? So it can most likely be ruled out and I can take my life back

I've had anxiety about ALS lately. How do I get tested for this? So it can most likely be ruled out and I can take my life back

ALS: As far as I know no one be will put through the extensive and, sometimes, uncomfortable tests for ALS unless they are truly symptomatic and all other possibilities have been ruled out. I would suggest speaking to your primary care physician to discuss whatever symptoms you may be experiencing. If nothing else shows up, locate a good therapist to work on anxiety reducing strategies. ...Read more

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I've only had one injection and have been using the pull out method. I had a regular cycle for 2 months but didn't get one for this month. I've als?

I've only had one injection and have been using the pull out method. I had a regular cycle for 2 months but didn't get one for this month. I've als?

Depo?: Usually the depo shot is reliable against pregnancy soon after receiving it. Often you don't have cycles on the medication. Do a pregnancy test to make sure and get your depo shot every 12 weeks. All the best. Remember it does not protect you against a STI. ...Read more

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ALS question My grandmother was diagnosed with bulbar ALS in August 2015. She's the only one in our family to have it. Should my mom & I get tested?

Genetic counseling: In 90% of cases, there is only one family member with ALS. You can find some useful information here: http://www. Alsa. Org/about-als/genetic-testing-for-als. Html Before jumping to genetic testing, you might do some research and consider consulting a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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Very worried about having or getting ALS after I saw a TV show about someone who had it. Every twitch I get has me ready to run to a Dr. Liklihood?

Nasty disorder: But a rather rare condition, and your twitches are very unlikely to represent any neuromuscular disease. If you are concerned about ALS, contact your doctor and explore why you are focused in this area. Maybe counseling would be useful. ...Read more

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Friends mom has ALS. Friend got tested and shows positive for familial ALS. She is 50 with no symptoms. Is there a chance she may not get ALS?

Friends mom has ALS. Friend got tested and shows positive for familial ALS. She is 50 with no symptoms. Is there a chance she may not get ALS?

Possibility: There are several genes associated with familial ALS and the majority are autosomal dominant with adult onset. There is one gene that is autosomal recessive that can have adult onset. So it would really depend upon what gene was tested for but there is a probability she will develop ALS if it is an autosomal dominant gene. However, clinical variation exists and it is hard to say for absolute. ...Read more

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How much money do you need to get the proper treatment for als?

Any Insurance?: You ask a question which can not easily be answered, as the evaluation and diagnosis may be comprehensive, but includes consultation, EMG testing, blood tests, medications (which help only modestly), possible respiratory and ambulatory equipment, and hospitalizations, including hospice. Would guess $150, 000 or more. But maybe assistance available. Www. Aan. Com. ...Read more

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Should I wear glasses everyday? Do my eye sight get worse if I don't wear them everyday? My friends and teacher kept telling me that if I don't wear my glasses everyday, my eyes would get worse, is that true? Doesn't it get worse when u wear ur glasses als

Should I wear glasses everyday? Do my eye sight get worse if I don't wear them everyday? My friends and teacher kept telling me that if I don't wear my glasses everyday, my eyes would get worse, is that true? Doesn't it get worse when u wear ur glasses als

Depends on age: Wearing the correct spectacle correction will never make your vision weaker-- it will only allow you to see better. Not wearing your glasses under the age of ten may cause the eye to not develop to their full visual potential. ...Read more

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Als doc diagnosis was bfs. It seems everytime I walk around I get twitches in my calves thighs. Some I can feel and some I can't feel is this normal at rest.

Als doc diagnosis was bfs. It seems everytime I walk around I get twitches in my calves thighs. Some I can feel and some I can't feel is this normal at rest.

Normal but unhealthy: It may be normal but it represents not being of good health. There are some things you can do easily to ease the situation as we have discussed earlier this evening. ...Read more

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I noticed that whenever I tap any of my (both) thumbs on abductor thenar part, this muscle twitches and jumps. I am worried I have als. Should I get emg?

I noticed that whenever I tap any of my (both) thumbs on abductor thenar part, this muscle twitches and jumps. I am worried I have als. Should I get emg?

Normal response: Stretching the muscle and especially the tendon of a muscle makes it contract as a normal response.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have one red bump in my neck and I did anal sex before month and half is that mean I get hiv I did hiv test after 5 days and it was non reactive als?

I have one red bump in my neck and I did anal sex before month and half is that mean I get hiv I did hiv test after 5 days and it was non reactive als?

Not necessarily: Get a HIV nucleic acid test, if the result is negative, repeat the test in 6 months.
If you intend to continue having sex with men, talk to your doctor about taking pre-exposure prophylaxis.
consult this site for information: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/prevention/reduce-your-risk/pre-exposure-prophylaxis/index. Html ...Read more

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Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?

No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more

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Fractured right sacroilliac joint giving birth 15 month ago still in a lot of pain ALS hip tro bursitis will it be hard for me to carry more children?

Fractured right sacroilliac joint giving birth 15 month ago still in a lot of pain ALS hip tro bursitis will it be hard for me to carry more children?

Painfull maybe: It may be painful. You have a higher chance for si inflammation and pain because of the fracture. How intense it is cannot be determined. Speak with your ob, steroid injections may help (before you try to conceive). ...Read more

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Can a mommy makeover get rid of stretch marks? After having two kids, my body isn't the same as it used to be. I have stretch marks on my upper thighs and all over my stomach and love handles. I would like to get a tummy tuck, but can a mommy makeover als

Possibly.: Removal of stretch marks will require direct skin excision. For example, stretch marks that are present along the lower abdominal wall may very well be removed during tummy tuck surgery. Of coarse, in person consultation with board certified plastic surgeons will be your best option for precise advice. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate your goals clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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22 year old Latino, what are the chances for me to get ALS, does not run in family, I have hand cramps runs up my arm? Need some peace of mind plz

Very rare: ALS has gotten a lot of press lately due to the ice bucket challenge. In reality, it is an extremely rare disease. In the US, about 5, 000 people (out of 300, 000, 000) are diagnosed per year. Hand cramps are not part of the symptom progression of ALS. Nothing is impossible, but it is very unlikely you have the disease. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I get ALS if I does not run in my family? Currently have weak legs and arms also shake and twitchin muscle in face when I make a jester, 22 yr old

Can I get ALS if I does not run in my family? Currently have weak legs and arms also shake and twitchin muscle in face when I make a jester, 22 yr old

YES answers question: BUT what you describe for your age is much more the description of almost any other medical problem EXCLUDING ALS. I'm not sure what you mean by "making a jester." A jester is a clown, fool, comic. Did you mean FACIAL GESTURE? I'd be happy to go through the details with one 1-1 as I'm a neurologist and have helped many young people such as yourself understand what twitchings are all about. ...Read more

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I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als

I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als

Probably not HIV: I agree with previous reply. I'll add that although having or getting gonorrhea does increase the risk of HIV, gonorrhea is far more common than HIV and the odds are you don't have HIV. Get tested for HIV if not yet done; you can expect negative. HIV doesn't cause symptoms like yours; I agree it's probably stress/anxiety. If your gonorrhea hasn't yet been treated, get to the clinic or doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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What is als

Neurologic disease: Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis- a neurologic disease affects motor function, leads to muscle weakness and significant disability. Also known as lou gehrigs disease. If you or family are diagnosed with this or if you want to learn more, visit www. Alsa. Org. ...Read more

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What is als?

Nervous condition: Als is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as lou gehrig's disease. It is a degenerative disease of the nervous system. ...Read more

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Is ALS painful?

Is ALS painful?

Usually not: Pain is not usually a prominent presenting symptom in ALS, but can occur due to spasticity, muscle spasms, and even co-morbities. About 50% of cases experience some pain. One caveat, pelvic pain may herald infection, especially urinary, and chest pain, possibly pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is ALS hereditary?

Can be: Fals - familial is rare, less than 10%. 90% are sporadic sals with unknown cause. There are some generic tests available. ...Read more

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What is bulbar als?

What is bulbar als?

Very worrisome: When ALS begins to destroy nerve cells in the base of the brain, the patient develops loss of ability to swallow and eventually even breathe. This is indeed ominous when it occurs and often leads to early demise. ...Read more