Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for ALS
While there is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Experimental treatments are also being explored that could prove beneficial for patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.
Approved treatments to help manage the condition range from symptomatic treatments to those aimed at the underlying cause of the disease. In addition to therapies that can help ease symptoms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved four treatments specifically aimed at slowing the progression of ALS. You can learn more about them by clicking the link below.
There are a number of experimental treatments in the pipeline for the potential treatment of ALS, from those aimed at treating the symptoms of the disease to those that may be able to target the underlying cause of the disease. Eventually, all of this research may even lead to a cure for ALS. Click the link below to learn more about the experimental therapies currently under development.
Non-drug treatments such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can help maintain patients’ quality of life, mobility, and ability to communicate with others for as long as possible. Other approaches that may help manage some aspects of the disease include diet changes and supplements, and acupuncture.