13 Early Symptoms of ALS - Page 5 of 14 - stayhealthyfit

5. Trouble swallowing / Slurred Speech When there’s an onset of ALS, weakness in voluntary movements becomes more pronounced. Salivation increases, and the ability to swallow lessens. Instead, drooling happens even while awake. Clearing away mucus that culminates in the throat becomes next to impossible or extremely difficult to deal with. In some cases, it […]

Recent ALSN Articles | Muscular Dystrophy Association

Bats and Nuts Yield Environmental Clue to ALS on Guam. High rates of ALS on Guam may have been caused by the native people’s predilection for eating bats, according to a new theory.Two researchers proposed the theory based partly on observations that the bats — a delicacy among native Guamanians — eat poisonous nuts from the indigenous cycad tree."If we’re correct that an environmental