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Is ALS an expensive disease?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

Because the disease causes progressive disability, adaptive equipment is used to enable the patient to be as mobile as possible.
There are also communication devices which may be needed as weakness of the tongue and jaw make speech difficult. Adaptive equipment can be very expensive.

In brief: It can be

Because the disease causes progressive disability, adaptive equipment is used to enable the patient to be as mobile as possible.
There are also communication devices which may be needed as weakness of the tongue and jaw make speech difficult. Adaptive equipment can be very expensive.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Lucia Zamorano
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ALS

Yes because the cost of mediations and care.

In brief: ALS

Yes because the cost of mediations and care.
Dr. Lucia Zamorano
Dr. Lucia Zamorano
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In brief: Likely

The diagnosis involves blood testing, MRI imaging, and EMG studies, besides numerous doctor visits, and several consultations.
Treatment may eventuate with a feeding tube, and tracheostomy, with/without a few days within hospital. Medications, these days, are quite costly. So, this brief picture conveys a complex expensive course.

In brief: Likely

The diagnosis involves blood testing, MRI imaging, and EMG studies, besides numerous doctor visits, and several consultations.
Treatment may eventuate with a feeding tube, and tracheostomy, with/without a few days within hospital. Medications, these days, are quite costly. So, this brief picture conveys a complex expensive course.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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