Category Archives for Understanding ALS

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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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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ALS Environmental Factors

There is a lot of ongoing research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and it is helping us all to better understand the disease and what it means for those who have been diagnosed with it. ALS, for

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How Long Can You Live with ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that causes the deterioration of nerves in the body. It often starts in a localized area such as the hands but then spreads to the rest of

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Epidemiology of ALS

Around the world, a good deal of research is being undertaken into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Efforts have been boosted in recent years through the Ice Bucket Challenge which not only created

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How is Swallowing Affected by ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that has a lot of different symptoms associated with it. These symptoms can present numerous challenges for the individual who has been

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