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Swallowing And Speech In Als
My grandma has ALS and can't move on her own and she also hardly swallows the food. what to do to stop this decease from progressing?any medicines?
No: Sounds like your grandma is in a fairly advanced stage so she must have ALS for a while quite enough time to discuss her decease with her doctors.I find it a stretch to believe that you haven't been told not once but repeatedly that this decease has no cure and that the only approved drug riluzole only slows it a little. for more information about this decease check out http://www.alsa.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disorder of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that play a role in controlling voluntary muscle movement. While few cases may be due to a genetic defect, the cause is usually unknown. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, muscle ...Read more
I am 23 years old constantly worrying about bulbar als. I have a feeling of mucous in my jugular notch that i can't cough nor swallow.Is it a symptom?
Grandma has ALS.her tongue is swollen these days and due to problem of swallowing she can't eat. how can we feed her?are there a ways to help swallow?
Sorry to hear this: You are likely encountering some of the eventual complications of this terrible disease. You will be best advised to consider a feeding tube, such as a PEG tube, as risk of lung aspiration will increase with time. Unfortunately, the swallowing issues will not reverse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had neuro exam, head mri/ct, all clean. Stiffness in hands and feet(am), fatigue, weight loss, swollen throat hard to swallow, yellow mucus. Als? 26 yrso
Doesn't fit ALS: Please see the answer to your other question with related information. In ALS there will be more saliva and dryness moth with less saliva. Swollen throat could not be explained in als-amyotropic lateral scelerosis- a neurogenerative condition. Weight loss , is related to less appetite or from difficulty in swallowing food. Do you have any dry nose. Dry eyes, nose, throat are common in sjogrens synd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: While dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) can be a herald of als, this is a very, very rare disease, and dysphagia is a common symptom. Depending on your age, what you have trouble swallowing, and other medical issues you have, there are a host of potential causes for dysphagia. See your physician and discuss it with him/her, include what is hard to swallow, when, when it started. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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