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What are advanced symptoms of ALS?

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As ALS gets worse, more muscles and activities are affected. Among the more advanced signs of the disease are:

Over time, it affects almost all of the muscles you control.

But ALS doesn’t affect all muscles and organs in the body. The heart and bladder, for instance, usually stay healthy.

  • Weaker muscles
  • Less muscle mass
  • More serious chewing and swallowing problems
  • Difficulty being understood when speaking
  • Trouble breathing

From: What Are the Symptoms of ALS? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/24/2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?”

ALS Association: “Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Symptoms and Causes.”

ALS Association: “Assistive Technology.”

NIH. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?”

ALS Association: “Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Symptoms and Causes.”

ALS Association: “Assistive Technology.”

NIH. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

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