Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) experience a gradual loss of the ability to walk, swallow and even breathe, and there’s no cure. It’s incredibly important that patients seek specialized treatment to address the different aspects of the disease.
In this video, shared on Penn Medicine‘s YouTube channel, experts discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and the work done at the Penn’s Comprehensive ALS Center. “This [ALS] can actually affect a patient’s ability to live independently and has a major impact on friends and family and their lives,” explained the chair of the Department of Neurology, Frances E. Jensen.
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