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Does Exercise Help Slow Als Progression
Couldn't hurt: I am of the belief that exercise(especially yoga) is benefical; but unfortunately there is no cure to date. There are studies and trials being constantly done; and hopefully there will be a cure. Have hope...Stephen hawkins(famous astrophysicist) was diagnosed in his 20's and is still alive to date. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Relatively short: Studies have suggested that this incurable and devastating condition can result in death within 3-5 yrs, and, although initially, there is weakness, muscle atrophy, and muscle flickering, later, pts develop inability to swallow and breathe, which is the eventual problem that leads to death. ...Read more
Specifics: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of the motor nerve cell in brain and spinal cord, is progressive, irreversible, and causes muscle weakness, muscle flickering, and atrophy, in arms, legs, tongue, and leads to progressive disability, loss of ability to breathe and swallow. No cure, sole drug approved is Riluzole, which helps delay tracheostomy but not effect on weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you recommend coconut oil for someone with als? I've read up on it, and some people have reversed the progression of the disease using it.
ALS and coconut oil: Their have been anecdotal reports of use of Coconut oil in ALS patients , their is no study done to prove whether it works or if it's a placebo effect . This is relatively harmless treatment and hence can be tried in someone with ALS. The medical community needs to look into it and study it further regarding if their is any benefit of using Coconut oil in ALS. ...Read more
22 year old male , my hands cramp up occasionally and left foot , usually don't exercise, can it be ALS symptoms? it does not run in my family ?
ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is usually in people older than 40. Usual early symptoms include cramps, fasciculations and often spasticity. The symptoms can start in upper or lower limbs or even speech or swallowing problems. The condition is rare. I have seen two cases in twenty years. I would be more suspicious of a low potassium or magnesium to cause your symptoms. ...Read more
Recurring ache and twitching inside where tricep/bicep meet. Recently I got a full cramp that started there and carried to forearm.
Don't normally exercise, tried recently and keep getting injured.
have twitching all over.
See below: Twitching of muscles, called fasciculations, weakness, atrophy of muscles, and later, involvement of tongue, ability to swallow, terminal problems with breathing, and inability to move about or take care of ADL's. Often associated with increased reflexes, in spite of loss of muscle bulk, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low: Als is extremely uncommon in young people. ...Read more
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