7 Symptoms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurons in the nervous system and causes acute disability. It is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the American baseball player who was famously diagnosed with the condition. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common symptoms of the disease based on information from the Mayo Clinic:



This can be one of the very early symptoms of disease where patients who previously had no issues with balance may suddenly find themselves regularly tripping or falling down.

Read our 10 tips for patients recently diagnosed with ALS.

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