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What Are The Chances Of Getting Als
Hello, i'm interested what are chances of me getting als? My grandfather died of ALS after fighting disease for 8 years.. No one in my family had als
ALS: Als or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurons. There is no known cause and no known cure. Fortunately, only 10% of all ALS cases have a family history. The cases are transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion and the defect is on chromosome 21. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 year old Latino , what are the chances for me to get ALS , does not run in family , I have hand cramps runs up my arm? Need some peace of mind plz
Very rare: ALS has gotten a lot of press lately due to the ice bucket challenge. In reality, it is an extremely rare disease. In the US, about 5,000 people (out of 300,000,000) are diagnosed per year. Hand cramps are not part of the symptom progression of ALS. Nothing is impossible, but it is very unlikely you have the disease. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friends mom has ALS. Friend got tested and shows positive for familial ALS. She is 50 with no symptoms. Is there a chance she may not get ALS?
Possibility: There are several genes associated with familial ALS and the majority are autosomal dominant with adult onset. There is one gene that is autosomal recessive that can have adult onset. So it would really depend upon what gene was tested for but there is a probability she will develop ALS if it is an autosomal dominant gene. However, clinical variation exists and it is hard to say for absolute. ...Read more
Neurology condition: ALS is a disease of upper middle age with an average age of onset between 55 and 65 years of age. See your primary care physician if you are concerned. If necessary, you would be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advice: We do not use research drugs here onsite, but would suggest there is little to lose if one has ALS, and a new drug protocol would be of potential value. A nearby medical school should be helpful to guide your friend to a local or national study group. ...Read more
Ive had anxiety about ALS lately. How do i get tested for this? so it can most likely be ruled out and i can take my life back
ALS: As far as I know no one be will put through the extensive and, sometimes, uncomfortable tests for ALS unless they are truly symptomatic and all other possibilities have been ruled out. I would suggest speaking to your primary care physician to discuss whatever symptoms you may be experiencing. If nothing else shows up, locate a good therapist to work on anxiety reducing strategies. ...Read more
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