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What does it mean when a guy has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Degenrative DO

Als is a neurologic disease where nerves in the central nervous system degenerate, leading to weakness.
This can cause inability to walk or use the hands or arms, facial weakness, difficulty eating and swallowing, and respiratory difficulties, leading to infections like pneumonia. It is not a curable disease.

In brief: Degenrative DO

Als is a neurologic disease where nerves in the central nervous system degenerate, leading to weakness.
This can cause inability to walk or use the hands or arms, facial weakness, difficulty eating and swallowing, and respiratory difficulties, leading to infections like pneumonia. It is not a curable disease.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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In brief: Motor neuron disease

ALS is a disease of the motor neuron, occurring in middle age or older, which can be rapidly progressive, leading to death within a few years.
It causes weakness, muscle atrophy, muscle flickering, difficulty swallowing and breathing, yet unfortunately no availability of successful treatment at this point. In essence, a rather bad disease.

In brief: Motor neuron disease

ALS is a disease of the motor neuron, occurring in middle age or older, which can be rapidly progressive, leading to death within a few years.
It causes weakness, muscle atrophy, muscle flickering, difficulty swallowing and breathing, yet unfortunately no availability of successful treatment at this point. In essence, a rather bad disease.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Progressive disease

Als is a progressive disease of motor neurons, both in the peripheral and the central nervous systems.
There is no known cure, but there are treatments that slow the course of the disease and help to manage symptoms. A multidisciplinary ALS clinic can be invaluable in guiding care and providing support while you grapple with this devastating disease.

In brief: Progressive disease

Als is a progressive disease of motor neurons, both in the peripheral and the central nervous systems.
There is no known cure, but there are treatments that slow the course of the disease and help to manage symptoms. A multidisciplinary ALS clinic can be invaluable in guiding care and providing support while you grapple with this devastating disease.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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