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What are symptoms of having als?

What are symptoms of having als?

Muscle weakness: Als (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a nerve disease that causes increasing muscle weakness (eventual paralysis). There can be difficulty moving the toes or lifting up the foot. Then the feet, ankles, and legs get weaker. The hands get weaker and can become uncoordinated. Problems with speech & swallowing show up. Patients are usually in the 40-60 year-old range. 90-95% of ALS occurs randomly. ...Read more

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What are ALS symptoms?

What are ALS symptoms?

ALS symptoms vary: ALS symptoms may vary from person to person. For some people muscles throughout the body may be affected, in others, it may only be in the arms or legs. Shared symptoms include painless weakness, muscle wasting, weight loss, and spontaneous muscle contractures (fasciculations). Sensation is not affected. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of als?

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 more

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What are the earliest symptoms of ALS?

Muscle weakness: About 60-70% of patients develop this symptom. Also unusual muscle cramps or twitching caused by motor neuron degradation. ALS is a very difficult disease to diagnose and based on examination and series of diagnostic tests and ruling out other diseases. Take care. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to minimize the symptoms of als, ?

Have NO clue: There are no known dietary measures which can prevent or affect the symptoms of ALS ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of als. so i need someone who can help me to get more info about als. ?

Here's information: Disease of older folks, associated with muscular weakness, atrophy, and flickering called fasciculations. Very unlikely you would have ALS at age 19. Check AAN.com, or Mayo Clinic site for further information. ...Read more

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What symptom eventually causes ALS to be fatal?

Bulbar involvement: Once the unfortunate patient develops problems with swallowing and breathing, there is only supportive care available, and eventual additional complications such as infection become challenges. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 15 year old to develop symptoms of als?

Very unlikely: Why is this a concern? What symptoms cause this consideration? See a pediatrician, get evaluated for whatever ails the adolescent, and get it stabilized. Would be very unique to see ALS at age 15!! ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of als?

Is back pain a symptom of als?

INDIRECT: Als causes weakness and muscle atrophy, so not unique to get destabilization of axial skeleton as a secondary effect, which could bring about back pain. But the disorder does not start with any specific pain patterns. ...Read more

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Is all over twitching a later stage symptom og als?

Not really: ALS is a disease of the motor nerve cell, so causes weakness and muscular atrophy, with the flickering fasciculatory activity seen in scattered muscles over the course of progression. Overall twitching could represent a different disorder, and on its own, would not be a feature of ALS. ...Read more

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