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Will amyotrophic lateral sclerosis make it hard for me to get dressed?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes generalized muscle deterioration, which can manifest early on as both weakness and as difficulty making precise movements. These symptoms can make it difficult to put on certain types of clothing. If ALS is making it hard to get dressed in the morning, there are some solutions. You can wear clothing without zippers and buttons. Alternatively, button hooks and zipper pulls are technological supplements that can make it easier for you to manipulate the clothing you already have.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease and is named for a famous baseball player who had the disease. It is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the spine and brain and causes your ne...

urons (which transmit impulses from your spinal cord to your muscles. When these neurons die, you are no longer able to control your muscles and they waste away. Early symptoms of ALS include muscle weakness and difficulty with speech, swallowing or breathing. The cause of ALS is not completely understood and their is no cure. However, there are some drugs that are currently being tested.
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