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Does exercise help slow ALS progression?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Couldn't hurt

I am of the belief that exercise(especially yoga) is benefical; but unfortunately there is no cure to date.
There are studies and trials being constantly done; and hopefully there will be a cure. Have hope...Stephen hawkins(famous astrophysicist) was diagnosed in his 20's and is still alive to date.

In brief: Couldn't hurt

I am of the belief that exercise(especially yoga) is benefical; but unfortunately there is no cure to date.
There are studies and trials being constantly done; and hopefully there will be a cure. Have hope...Stephen hawkins(famous astrophysicist) was diagnosed in his 20's and is still alive to date.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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3 doctors agree

In brief: No evidence

But, could improve the day to day functioning, and increased strength and flexibility could decrease discomfort often seen due to muscle atrophy and spasticity.

In brief: No evidence

But, could improve the day to day functioning, and increased strength and flexibility could decrease discomfort often seen due to muscle atrophy and spasticity.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unfortunately...

It probably won't slow progression of the disease.
That said, it can be helpful in preserving the strength you have, improving your mood and overall well being, maintaining your ability to continue to perform daily activities. It can also improve balance, flexibility and decrease pain levels. Go in good health.

In brief: Unfortunately...

It probably won't slow progression of the disease.
That said, it can be helpful in preserving the strength you have, improving your mood and overall well being, maintaining your ability to continue to perform daily activities. It can also improve balance, flexibility and decrease pain levels. Go in good health.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
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