Rare Diseases Community
DO ALS start with the whole body?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to rare diseases and disorders. Some example include: Aarskog syndrome, Acoustic Neuroma, Angelman Syndrome, Behcet Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, Canavan Disease, Carbon Baby Syndrome, Charcot Marie Tooth Disease, Chromosome Monosomy Disorders, Chromosome Trisomy Disorders, Devic's Disease, Dystonia, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Fragile X Syndrome, Immune Thrombocytopenia, Kawasaki Syndrome,Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Mastocytosis, McCune Albright syndrome, Pachygyria, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Reiter’s Syndrome, Sickle cell anemia, Sturge-Weber syndrome, Trisomy Disorders, Usher Syndrome, Xanthinuria, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

DO ALS start with the whole body?

in 2 weeks, I have all ALS symptoms. weakness and muscle twitching... some muscle pain in arms and legs and muscle waste. hands are shaking as wel... is this ALS?? does it start that way?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,
How are you? The earliest symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may include twitching, cramping, or stiffness of muscles; muscle weakness affecting an arm or a leg; slurred and nasal speech; or difficulty chewing or swallowing. The parts of the body affected by early symptoms depend on which muscles in the body are damaged first and then spread to other parts of the body as the disease progresses. Diagnosis is primarily based on the symptoms and signs, medical history, neurologic examination and and diagnostic tests such as electromyography (EMG) or nerve conduction velocity (NCV). It is best that you have this checked by your doctor or be referred to a neurologist for proper diagnosis and to rule out other  diseases or disorders that can resemble ALS in the early stages of the disease. Take care and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Rare Diseases Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Rare Diseases Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA