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ALS and Who It Affects - ALS Symptoms
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- ALS and Who It Affects
Information on ALS and who it affects is still being debated by research scientists. This eMedTV page explains ALS and who it affects in more detail, including information on the number of cases that occur at random and those that are inherited.
- ALS Diagnosis
An ALS diagnosis begins with a physical exam that is performed at intervals to assess whether symptoms such as muscle weakness exist. This eMedTV resource describes the ALS diagnosis procedure and tests, such as MRI and blood tests, that are used.
- ALS Disease
This eMedTV resource presents an overview of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a disease affecting the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles in the body. This segment discusses possible symptoms, causes, and treatment, with a link to learn more.
- ALS Research
As this eMedTV page explains, ways to stop cell death and understand what triggers selective motor neurons to degenerate are primary aspects of ALS research. This page also discusses research findings on biological markers and neurotrophic factors.
- ALS Symptoms
Early ALS symptoms, such as muscle cramping or twitching, are often subtle and go undetected. But as this eMedTV segment explains, the symptoms of this condition get worse over time, leading to problems with movement, speech, and breathing.