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What is the cause of death for ALS patients?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pneumonia
Most ALS patients who die naturally do so of pneumonia, because they are too weak to cough or breathe deeply which a healthy person does naturally to prevent lung infections.

In brief: Pneumonia
Most ALS patients who die naturally do so of pneumonia, because they are too weak to cough or breathe deeply which a healthy person does naturally to prevent lung infections.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Terminal infection
Usually pneumonia.

In brief: Terminal infection
Usually pneumonia.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Respiratory failure
The cause of death is usually respiratory failure as the breathing muscles get weak, or an infection related to immobility such as pneumonia.

In brief: Respiratory failure
The cause of death is usually respiratory failure as the breathing muscles get weak, or an infection related to immobility such as pneumonia.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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