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Whats The Odds Of Getting Als If
Tongue fasciculations for one year. Teo clean emg's. What are the odds of it being bulbar ALS? No other symptoms.
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
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
I've only had one injection and have been using the pull out method. I had a regular cycle for 2 months but didn't get one for this month. Ive als?
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
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
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
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