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My father was told that he has als. He was having problems talking and swallowing. He is now on a feeding tube. I was just wondering if you could tell me what stage this is or how long he has? I am not sure when he was told that he had this. My father is 67yrs old. Is this random or generic. Any information would be great.

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Hey evelyn
the feeding tube scenario - is probably a later stage- so how long i dont want to sound depressive but i would guess 18 to 36 months based on all i ve read- could be less I am sorry- ALS is generally not inherited but is in 10% of all cases- such is what i think i have going on but yet they can not confirm i have ALS as 3 limbs are not effected (yahoo) my father passed away in 2003 at age 73 i am 47 and do pesticides for a living
so just waiting for the diagnosis- i hope i am wrong
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I truly thank you for the information that you have provided. I sincerely wish you the best of luck with your diagnosis.
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