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What should I discuss with my doctor if I have been diagnosed with ALS?

If you have been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) you should discuss with your doctor how this illness manifests and what this will mean for your daily life going forward. ALS is a grave diagnosis, and no cure has yet been found. You may learn together with your doctor what resources are available to facilitate living with the limitations imposed by this disease.

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caregiving for someone with als
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease affecting the body's motor neurons. As the neurons...
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