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How can you be affected with ALS disease?
How do you find out you have ALS?
Why are the symptoms so chance variable?
If ALS affects the nerves, why do people behave different?
Can anyone get ALS disease?
How many people have ALS, worldwide?
We know that more than 200,000 people have MND/ALS. But that may not be completely accurate as many places do not have doctors with expertise to diagnose, nor do many places and countries have good access to healthcare. So, the real number is likely a bit higher.
What is the difference between ALS, PLS, PSMA and MND?
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) that control muscles undergo degeneration and die.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA), Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) are all subtypes of motor neurone disease.
The national institutes for health in the US describes the types this way:
“Limb onset” ALS happens when symptoms begin in the arms or legs.
“Bulbar onset” ALS is when individuals first notice speech or swallowing problems.