5 Misconceptions About ALS

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Because most symptoms of ALS are related to muscle activity, many people don’t realize the underlying cause: damage to the nerve cells.


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As ALS progresses, a few patients develop some level of cognitive impairment.

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Similarity of symptoms made this misconception “thrive” but there is no evidence that ALS can be caused by Lyme disease or other infections.

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ALS incidence is most significant between 40-70 years old but young people can also be diagnosed with this condition.

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Even if there is no family history of ALS, the condition may be caused by genetic mutations.
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