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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Overview

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis diseases are a group of neurological diseases that affects nerve cells which control voluntary movement. Some symptoms of this disorder include muscle twitches and cramps, tight and spastic muscles, muscle weakness, changes in voice and difficulty swallowing.

Source NINDS. NIH

Subtypes

Juvenile ALS

-NIH Rare Diseases

Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Frontotemporal dementia

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Symptoms

  • Muscle twitches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tight and stiff muscles or spasticity.
  • Muscle weakness
  • Changes in speech (slurred or nasal)
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing