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How can I avoid fatigue caused by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) makes muscle movements more difficult and can cause you to get tired more easily than you used to. There are some lifestyle strategies you can use to reduce fatigue. Try to schedule your day lightly and avoid putting yourself in situations where you have to rush from one thing to another. Get yourself a disabled parking permit. Use the internet (or friend and family proxies) to do your shopping, rather than heading out to the store. Find out if there are people in your area doing community service for people with ALS; if there are, get those people to do some chores for you.

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