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What is ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?

"What is ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?" "ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is the name for a group of neurodegenerative diseases in which nerve cel

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What is ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?
"What is ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)?"

"ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is the name for a group of neurodegenerative diseases in which nerve cells in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord die. This leads to muscle wasting and paralysis. Scientists estimate that more than 220 people a year are diagnosed with ALS in Sweden."

"the average Age at symptom onset is about 58 to 60 years, but the variation is large."

"There are many types of ALS, with different cause and symptoms."

"Multiple sclerosis, MS, is a disease of the central nervous system, i.e. brain and spinal cord. If you have MS occurs, inflammations and scars on the nerve fibers and makes that the impulses do not arrive as they should. There is no treatment which cures the disease, but medicines can slow disease progression and ease the symptoms."

"Source: the Swedish brain foundation and 1177.see"

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