Can amyotrophic lateral sclerosis be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are no known methods for preventing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The root causes of the disease remain unknown, making it difficult to predict and control. People whose family members have ALS should be especially aware of the possibility of early symptoms.

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