Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (cont.)
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Right now, no cure is available for ALS. It results in the death of affected patients. Most people with ALS die within five years of the first symptoms, although a few people have lived as long as 10 years. Most people with ALS die of respiratory failure or infections related to respiratory disability.
If you have ALS, you should take the opportunity to express your wishes about medical care, estate planning, and personal issues while you are still able.
Fernando Dangond, MD
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