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What are ALS symptoms?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Insidious

Progressive weakness with flickering of muscles (fasciculations) and gradual muscle atrophy.
May also experience problems with respiration and swallowing and tongue may get clumsy and start fasciculation also.

In brief: Insidious

Progressive weakness with flickering of muscles (fasciculations) and gradual muscle atrophy.
May also experience problems with respiration and swallowing and tongue may get clumsy and start fasciculation also.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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