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Keep getting random twitches on different parts of body throughout day. 21 male. Could it be als?

Keep getting random twitches on different parts of body throughout day. 21 male. Could it be als?

Not ALS: Random "twitches" could be due to muscle fatigue, stress, chemical imbalance, medication side effects, thyroid issues, even on occasion vitamin deficiencies. You do NOT have ALS. ...Read more

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My father had ALS I have seen neuro but she said she seen no signs as of now can hyperflexxia be a part of ALS?

My father had ALS I have seen neuro but she said she seen no signs as of now can hyperflexxia be a part of ALS?

Thoughts: Yes, hyper-reflexia is associated, but in your case, you may well have this sign due to anxiety, and stress due to worry. 90% of all ALS cases are sporadic, not genetic, and unlikely that you will be afflicted. ...Read more

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Is muscle jerking and twitching on difrent parts of body signs of als, or only if it's in one part? Not constant they come and they go ?

Relax: You may have muscular irritability, but your description is not at all worrisome for ALS, which is a rather uncommon condition in general. Might see your doctor and get examined, as many benign conditions can be reversed. ...Read more

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I’ve had muscle twitches all over the body for 9 months, if it was ALS would there be any more symptoms by now?

I’ve had muscle twitches all over the body for 9 months, if it was ALS would there be any more symptoms by now?

Yes.: although it varies, there would be considerable weakness. Myasthenia, electrolyte abnormalities, many other disorders of the nerves or muscle can cause twitching. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with severe health anxiety. I've been getting twitches in my thigh and other parts of body. Worried about ALS ?

No need to worry: You should not be worried because twitching is not the cardinal symptom of ALS. It is caused by many things, and most of them are benign- nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Part of my palm underneath my thumb area has been twitching/jerking no obvious muscle weakness worried about ALS now .

Muscle Twitches: Muscle twitching may be due to many thing including peripheral nerve damage at the carpal tunnel for example, pinched nerve in the neck or benign fasciculation syndrome. Best to discuss this with your doctor and perhaps referral to a specialist is in order. ...Read more

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Do i have ALS? Twitching all over various parts of head, face, has spread localized to part of arm, stomach, leg off and on. Brief spurts.

Do i have ALS? Twitching all over various parts of head, face, has spread localized to part of arm, stomach, leg off and on. Brief spurts.

Twitching: There are many reasons for twitching, some more serious and some less so. Please don't leap to conclusions and please see your doctor to get a good diagnosis and treatment if needed. Peace and good health. ...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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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

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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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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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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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With bulbar ALS , would an emg on the right side of body be normal ?

With bulbar ALS , would an emg on the right side of body be normal ?

Can vary: If disease is localized to brainstem solely, EMG may be negative early on, as location of damage to motor neurons can vary from case to case. And pace of progressive damage can also vary. ...Read more

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I am afraid I have als. I've been crazy the past year with different symptoms. son in hospital and need to concentrate on him, but so scared! help!

WHY ALS?: Understand your stressors and worries, but not sure why you think you have ALS, which typically affects folks older than you. If you find muscles atrophying, flickering from fasciculations, and becoming progressively weaker with trouble swallowing and articulating your speech, you need to seek neurological attention. ...Read more

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