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How does ALS typically progress?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Linearly

Als is a relentlessly progressive neuromuscular disorder. The progression is steady and is not usually associated with remissions.
The median survival is 3 - 5 years from diagnosis, although rare cases of survival 10 even 20 years are reported. Patients usually die of respiratory failure due to loss of diaphragm function.

In brief: Linearly

Als is a relentlessly progressive neuromuscular disorder. The progression is steady and is not usually associated with remissions.
The median survival is 3 - 5 years from diagnosis, although rare cases of survival 10 even 20 years are reported. Patients usually die of respiratory failure due to loss of diaphragm function.
Dr. Steven Bowers
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In brief: Sequence

This nasty, incurable disorder may start with flickering muscles over hands and/or thighs.
Next may experience muscle weakness, which later is associated with loss of bulk. Even later, swallowing, speaking and breathing can be afflicted. Terminal infections may end the disorder.

In brief: Sequence

This nasty, incurable disorder may start with flickering muscles over hands and/or thighs.
Next may experience muscle weakness, which later is associated with loss of bulk. Even later, swallowing, speaking and breathing can be afflicted. Terminal infections may end the disorder.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: ALS

Progressive weakness of muscles.
Can progress from months to a few years.

In brief: ALS

Progressive weakness of muscles.
Can progress from months to a few years.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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