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Which Part Of The Body Gets Als Symptoms First
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 ?
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
I've been diagnosed with severe health anxiety. I've been getting twitches in my thigh and other parts of body. Worried about ALS ?
Comments: ALS is a rather uncommon condition and occurs in older individuals usually. Scattered muscular twitches are not usually fasciculations, and even if these are true fascics, they are more often simply benign. Statistically, your risk of ALS, in general, maximizes at 1.8 per 100,000 if you are Caucasian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Part of my palm underneath my thumb area has been twitching/jerking no obvious muscle weakness worried about ALS now .
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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