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ALS Nerve Tests

When someone is suspected of having a disease like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is usually only confirmed after several different tests have been performed to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

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What is the ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS)?

When an individual is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is essential to continuously monitor their physical health for any changes so that they can receive the appropriate care. One

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Books

While Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a relatively rare condition that only affects a small percentage of the world population, several books have been written on the subject. These include

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Diseases That Can Mimic ALS

There are a number of conditions that can mimic the symptoms associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and as a result, misdiagnosis can sometimes occur. The ALS diagnostic process typically

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Alternative Treatments and Therapies for ALS

It’s widely known that there is currently no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, although certain FDA-approved drugs and other ALS treatment options have been shown to slow down the progression

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ALS Muscle Biopsy

The diagnostic procedures for discovering ALS can be complicated and it can take a while until a definitive diagnosis is finally reached. As the disease shares many characteristics with other diseases

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Tiglutik (Riluzole Oral Suspension)

There is a lot of effort going into research on ALS around the world, despite it being a relatively rare condition. These efforts were without doubt boosted over the last decade or so by fundraising initiatives

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How Service Dogs Can Help ALS Patients

Individuals diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) will face many challenges as the disease progresses. ALS affects all nerves in the body which leads to a gradual and destructive loss of

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Range of Motion Exercises for ALS Patients

Exercise can be used to help ease the symptoms associated with ALS related to loss of muscle strength and its deteriorating effect on joint movement. It is important, however, that those diagnosed

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