Symptoms During The End Stages

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What can I expect during the end stages of ALS?

Symptoms During The End Stages

ALS is a fatal disease. According to medical resources, anyone diagnosed with ALS will live an average of two to five years after being diagnosed. Ten percent of initially diagnosed will live for ten years after this diagnosis. Since ALS is a motor neuron disease affecting the skeletal muscles, ALS patients will suffer from respiratory failure when their respiratory muscles stop functioning. A respirator can be used for breathing when respiratory failure occurs.

   

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4/13/2007 11:44:23 AM
Angie said:

What happens during the last stages? When do you know when the last days are? He is real bad and I wish there was information to give us some additional information. If you know or know where to look, please let this family know. Thanks ahead.




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