A neurological condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Muscle control is lost as a result of ALS. Over time, the illness worsens.
In honor of the baseball star who was diagnosed with ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is frequently referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS frequently starts with speech slurring, difficulty swallowing, and muscle twitching in an arm or leg.
Affected muscles eventually make it difficult to move, speak, eat, or breathe. Individuals with ALS experience different symptoms. The damaged nerve cells determine which symptoms are present.
Muscle weakness is typically the first symptom of ALS, and it progresses and gets worse with time. for instance, difficulty walking, falling, weakness in the feet, ankles, or legs Speech that is slurred or awkward, as well as hand weakness or swallowing issues.
ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, can be challenging to identify in its early stages since its symptoms often resemble those of other illnesses.
Tests to rule out other diseases or assist in the diagnosis of ALS may include:
If you feel any of the symptoms, consult your doctors so that they start the diagnosis and treatment accordingly.
Dr. Navin Tiwari