Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


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General information about symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Furthermore, symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

List of symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis includes:

Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: ALS manifests itself in different ways, depending on which muscles weaken first. Symptoms may include tripping and falling, loss of motor control in hands and arms, difficulty speaking, swallowing and/or breathing, persistent fatigue, and twitching and cramping, sometimes quite severely. 1

Symptom statistics for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: The following are statistics from various sources about the symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

  • 60% of people with Lou Gehrig’s disease have muscle weakness as an initial symptom in the US (ALS Association)
  • 60% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis have muscle weakness as an initial symptom in the US (ALS Association)

More symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, underlying causes of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, associated conditions for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, risk factors for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

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