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What are the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See below

The main symptoms of ALS are weakness.
The weakness often starts with one hand and then may progress to the other. The legs will often become weak as well. The muscles begin to get thinner. This is called atrophy. There may also be exaggerated reflexes and stiffness in the muscles called spasticity. The muscles that help us speak and swallow and breath can also be weakened.

In brief: See below

The main symptoms of ALS are weakness.
The weakness often starts with one hand and then may progress to the other. The legs will often become weak as well. The muscles begin to get thinner. This is called atrophy. There may also be exaggerated reflexes and stiffness in the muscles called spasticity. The muscles that help us speak and swallow and breath can also be weakened.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare disorder,

Thank goodness, it is relatively uncommon, as can cause muscle flickering (fasiculations), weakness, muscle atrophy, swallowing and breathing difficulties, tongue fascics and atrophy, and rarely some cognitive emotional changes if genetic influence of fronto-temporal dementia.

In brief: Rare disorder,

Thank goodness, it is relatively uncommon, as can cause muscle flickering (fasiculations), weakness, muscle atrophy, swallowing and breathing difficulties, tongue fascics and atrophy, and rarely some cognitive emotional changes if genetic influence of fronto-temporal dementia.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lou Gehrig's disease

Muscle weakness, lack of coordination, trouble swallowing and breathing, speech problems, paralysis that get progressively worse.
It does not affect cognition or senses.

In brief: Lou Gehrig's disease

Muscle weakness, lack of coordination, trouble swallowing and breathing, speech problems, paralysis that get progressively worse.
It does not affect cognition or senses.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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