Life-Improving Decisions in ALS: Respiratory Support Options

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that progressively shuts down your muscles by attacking certain cells in the brain and spinal cord that are needed to keep muscles moving. Eventually, patients will lose their mobility, have trouble moving, walking, swallowing and even breathing.

But what exactly is ALS? Here’s a list of 13 facts you should know.

In this video, shared by Les Turner ALS Foundation, learn how to improve ALS patients’ breathing and life quality, as well as the respiratory support options available for patients. 

Do you know there a lot of celebrities (past and present) living with ALS? Here’s a list of famous people affected by this disease.

ALS News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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