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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

It is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and affects physical functions like eating, walking, talking and even breathing.

Is there a treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

It is a progressive condition. Medication and therapy can slow it down and reduce discomfort but there’s no cure.

Physiotherapy can help improve your ability to function independently and safely throughout the course of the disease.

What are the symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

  • Muscle cramps.

  • Muscle twitches in the arm, leg, shoulder or tongue.

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing.

  • Slurred or nasal speech

  • Stiff or tight muscles

  • Muscle weakness of the leg, arm, neck or diaphragm.

  • Difficulty buttoning a shirt, turning a key in a lock and writing.

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing.

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