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Is ALS an expensive disease?

Is ALS an expensive disease?

It can be: Because the disease causes progressive disability, adaptive equipment is used to enable the patient to be as mobile as possible. There are also communication devices which may be needed as weakness of the tongue and jaw make speech difficult. Adaptive equipment can be very expensive. ...Read more

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What is ALS ( lou gehrigs disease )?

BAD disease: It causes progressive weakness, muscular atrophy and fasciculations, eventual problems with swallowing, breathing, speaking, and often death within 3-5 yrs. Has no known cause, and no cure. ...Read more

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What is fields’ disease? Is it the same as als?

Similar: Fields' disease is considered to be the rarest known disease in the world, with only two diagnosed cases in history. It is named after welsh twins catherine and kirstie fields. Fields' disease is a neuromuscular disease, causing muscular degeneration. ...Read more

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Someone told me ALS is "a young mans disease". Is this true? How common is ALS before 30?

Rare disorder: Thankfully, the disorder tends to occur rarely, but when it begins, can see mainly in people into their 5th and 6th decade of life. There are several subcategories, and even a small group of familial victims. This is not a "young man's disease" in any sense of the word. ...Read more

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Why is ALS called lou gehrig's disease?

Interesting history: When lou gehrig died, no autopsy was ever done, and it was thought that he did suffer als, but retrospective analysis raises question of what we now know to be a chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Regardless, his name is associated with degeneration of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease similar to als? Please advise!

No: Chrons is with gastrointestinal symptoms where as ALS will cause weakness in the muscles and paralysis ...Read more

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I was wondering is Crohn's disease similar to als?

I was wondering is Crohn's disease similar to als?

Crohn disease ALS: The two are not relate and totally different diseases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Crohn's disease similar to als?

Crohn and ALS: Crohn's disease is primarily an intestinal disorder while ALS is a neurologic disease. They may both have immune component but are very different illnesses. ...Read more