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What Is Bulbar Als
I've tongue twitches every days since 1.5 month. Normal neuro exam and clean EMG 1 month after the onset. I'm a 28 y-o man. Could it be bulbar ALS ?
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
My grandmother was diagnosed with bulbar ALS in August 2015. She's the only one in our family to have it. Should my mom & I get tested ?
Genetic counseling: In 90% of cases, there is only one family member with ALS. You can find some useful information here: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/genetic-testing-for-als.html Before jumping to genetic testing, you might do some research and consider consulting a genetic counselor. ...Read more
Tongue fasciculations for one year. Teo clean emg's. What are the odds of it being bulbar ALS? No other symptoms.
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?
10-20 years old.: Average age at onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), or lou gehrig's disease, is 10-20 years old; it's younger in patients with familial ALS than in patients with sporadic disease. About 5-10% of patients with ALS have the familial form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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