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Does ALS affect speech?

Does ALS affect speech?

Yes it can: ALS causes tongue atrophy, which can lead to articulation challenges and "dysarthria". ...Read more

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Had an emg on one side.is that enough to know I don't have als?

Had an emg on one side.is that enough to know I don't have als?

If done properly: Likely suffices, but historically, we used to check all 4 extremities. Sounds like, if you have spinal cord compression, the answer to your problems has been achieved. Discuss fully with the doctor who did the EMG ...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. Ive 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. Ive 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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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

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Does ALS cause pain?

Yes, not unusual: ALS can cause spasticity, spasms, muscular strains, etc due to the nature of the disease and often the pain does require aggressive analgesic intervention. ...Read more

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What to do about als?

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. ...Read more

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