What You Need To Know About ALS – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Breathing problems


Eventually ALS will paralyze the muscles that control breathing. You will need a device to help you breath especially when you sleep. Some choose to have a tracheostomy, a surgically created hole at the front of the neck leading to the trachea, for full-time use of a respirator to inflate and deflate their lungs.

The most common cause of death among people with ALS is respiratory failure. On the average, death occurs within 3 to 5 years after the symptoms begin.

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