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How should amyotrophic lateral sclerosis change my diet?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) will cause complications in the process of chewing and swallowing. At the same time, it changes the body's nutritional needs; generally, people with ALS need to eat more, not less. A nutritionist can help construct a diet that will be easy to consume and provide enough substance to the body. Eventually, some people with ALS have a tube inserted directly into their stomach.

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