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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?

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?

Movement disorder: If you had tongue weakness with fasciculations, that might be worrisome, but your twitches are far more benign. These kinds of movements might be seen from medication, such as tardive dyskinesia, or even secondary to dental issues. ...Read more

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What is the average age of ALS onset?

What is the average age of ALS onset?

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 more

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Can someone under the age of 20 get als?

It is rare: It is rare for a youngster to be diagnosed with ALS but it is possible. Most cases of this occur after age 50 or so. ...Read more

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Feeling a weird or weak feeling in left leg. Started feeling it april last year, and it seems to come and go. Chances it's als? Male age 20. Anxiety.

Feeling a weird or weak feeling in left leg. Started feeling it april last year, and it seems to come and go. Chances it's als? Male age 20. Anxiety.

Improbable: There are many beneign causes of leg pain/ parasthesias. See musculoskletal specialist, like a manipulative do. Is there a family hist of nerve diseases? Activity can cause it too. ...Read more

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Dry red patch on cheek what could it be and what to use on cheek? Als dry skin on forehead between eyes? What's a good daily moistures? Is it age?

Dry red patch on cheek what could it be and what to use on cheek? Als dry skin on forehead between eyes? What's a good daily moistures? Is it age?

Eucerine: Eucerine cream is a good daily moisturizer. It sounds like you are getting some patches of eczema. It could be that or just dry skin. Our skin does get thinner and more dry as we age. Using a good daily moisturizer can help. Make sure also that you are drinking plenty of water each day. ...Read more

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Could I have ALS with bulbar onset and the only symptom be difficulty swallowing for 6months?

Could I have ALS with bulbar onset and the only symptom be difficulty swallowing for 6months?

ALS: Is a progressive disabling disease a but when it starts with a "bulbar" onset it is not easy to make a "definite" diagnosis (until it reaches nerves which can be tested!
Speak with your treating neurologist about your concerns!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

Movement disorder: If you had tongue weakness with fasciculations, that might be worrisome, but your twitches are far more benign. These kinds of movements might be seen from medication, such as tardive dyskinesia, or even secondary to dental issues. ...Read more

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Is muscle fasciculation size/intensity a clue in considering BFS vs ALS onset? I've had intense, large fasciculations in feet and calfs for a week.

Is muscle fasciculation size/intensity a clue in considering BFS vs ALS onset? I've had intense, large fasciculations in feet and calfs for a week.

Not so simple: Fasiculations can be a sign of muscle denervation or simply muscular fatigue. Don't jump to unwarranted conclusions. See if they last and if they do see a good neurologist ...Read more

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After a year of symptom onset of altered sensation and or perceived weakness in left leg and left arm with no change, how likely is it als? 20 male.

After a year of symptom onset of altered sensation and or perceived weakness in left leg and left arm with no change, how likely is it als? 20 male.

Rare: Check out the info sheet at the nih web site, http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_als. Htm.

There are more common conditions that could produce the symptoms you describe. Als is very rare condition.

You should definitely have a thorough evaluation to look for cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Began this week - intense bilateral nonstop muscle twitching in feet/calves. No weakness. Does a bilateral onset suggest something other than ALS?

Began this week - intense bilateral nonstop muscle twitching in feet/calves. No weakness. Does a bilateral onset suggest something other than ALS?

Several possibilitie: Unless someone, a doctor, told you that you have ALS, I don't think that is the first thing to come to mind. Electrolyte abnormalities (K, Ca, Mg) should be checked, along with thyroid function. Certain medications and illicit drugs can be a major factor. I suggest you consult with your family doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ALS have sudden onset within 3 weeks? 35 yr old female. Started hand aches, now right forearm tightness. Muscle twitching random. Scared

Hand symptoms: There are many potential reasons for hand and forearm symptoms such as those you're describing, so there is no reason to jump to the conclusion that you have ALS. If your symptoms are persistent, you should see your doctor for a physical exam, to determine the cause of your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is als

Neurologic disease: Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis- a neurologic disease affects motor function, leads to muscle weakness and significant disability. Also known as lou gehrigs disease. If you or family are diagnosed with this or if you want to learn more, visit www. Alsa. Org. ...Read more

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What is als?

Nervous condition: Als is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as lou gehrig's disease. It is a degenerative disease of the nervous system. ...Read more

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Is ALS painful?

Is ALS painful?

Usually not: Pain is not usually a prominent presenting symptom in ALS, but can occur due to spasticity, muscle spasms, and even co-morbities. About 50% of cases experience some pain. One caveat, pelvic pain may herald infection, especially urinary, and chest pain, possibly pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is ALS hereditary?

Can be: Fals - familial is rare, less than 10%. 90% are sporadic sals with unknown cause. There are some generic tests available. ...Read more

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What is bulbar als?

What is bulbar als?

Very worrisome: When ALS begins to destroy nerve cells in the base of the brain, the patient develops loss of ability to swallow and eventually even breathe. This is indeed ominous when it occurs and often leads to early demise. ...Read more

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Does ALS cause pain?

Yes, not unusual: ALS can cause spasticity, spasms, muscular strains, etc due to the nature of the disease and often the pain does require aggressive analgesic intervention. ...Read more

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What to do about als?

All symptomatic: The sole drug on the market, riluzole, might delay placement of tracheostomy and slow disease somewhat, but other that feeding tubes, and breathing support, and meds to assist varioius complications, there is not a successful intervention available. Some support can be achieved through the ALS society, and believe mda still assists also. ...Read more

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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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Does ALS affect speech?

Yes it can: ALS causes tongue atrophy, which can lead to articulation challenges and "dysarthria". ...Read more

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What is the cause of als?

Not really known: We do know that 90% of all cases are sporadic, and that 10% are familial ALS, and have found rare mutations of the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Als what does it manifest?

Specifics: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of the motor nerve cell in brain and spinal cord, is progressive, irreversible, and causes muscle weakness, muscle flickering, and atrophy, in arms, legs, tongue, and leads to progressive disability, loss of ability to breathe and swallow. No cure, sole drug approved is Riluzole, which helps delay tracheostomy but not effect on weakness. ...Read more

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What are some signs of als?

What are some signs of als?

Muscle problems: Weakness, loss of muscle bulk, flickering of muscles, increased reflexes, problems swallowing and breathing seem to proceed over months to years. ...Read more

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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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Grandma had ALS will I get it?

Als: There is no known inheritance pattern in ALS so very unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of ALS?

Fasciculations: Initially, most would report finding flickering of hand muscles, followed by weakness in scattered areas of the body. Muscle atrophy follows. ...Read more

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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