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How Does Als Typically Progress
Linearly: Als is a relentlessly progressive neuromuscular disorder. The progression is steady and is not usually associated with remissions. The median survival is 3 - 5 years from diagnosis, although rare cases of survival 10 even 20 years are reported. Patients usually die of respiratory failure due to loss of diaphragm function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I thought ALS typically occurs in people in their 50s and 60s? Put Pete Frates(ice bucket challenge) was in his 20s and Lou Gehrig was in his 30s
Couple comments: Although ALS is indeed a disease of older patients, there are other causes of early onset motor neuron disease, such as hereditary Kugelberg-Whelander, and the true cause of Lou Gehrig's demise remains puzzling as no autopsy was ever done. Some suggest ALS was erroneous diagnosis, and Chronic Post-traumatic Encephalopathy may have been a more correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Below: Serum creatine kinase (CK) levels were recorded in 100 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CK concentrations were elevated in 43% of the patients, with a mean level of 240 U/liter and a range of 59-1,327 U/liter (male normal less than 95 U/liter, female normal less than 59 U/liter). All patients with elevated CK had muscle weakness. Seven patients were initially misdiagnosed as hav ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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