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.


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


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


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

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