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What is the difference between ALS and Muscular Dystrophy?

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C. OWENS

C. OWENS

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C. OWENS, philanthropist, MD, Bristol

Answered Dec 03, 2020

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is described at times as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a medical disorder in which the nervous system attacks the nervous system cells in the brain and the spine that commands the muscles' arms and legs. Muscular Dystrophy, on the other hand, affects the muscles of the body, which affects the way that someone moves.

Generally, MDs are said to have absent genes that inhibit the creation of adequate protein from making the body muscles work the way they should. On the contrary, ALS tends to hit people at the most random of times, while those with Muscular Dystrophy are typically born with the disease as it is a genetic disorder that is inherited.

These diseases affect the capacity of the person to move. ALS can appear at any age or stage in life, typically between 40 and 60 years old. On the other hand, muscular Dystrophy is an ailment that begins at birth. It is a gradual progression that can worsen through time, while ALS usually has a life probability of only around two to six years from the diagnosis date.

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Steinn , Corporate employee, Graz

Answered Nov 27, 2020

ALS and Muscular Dystrophy are very different conditions that happen to people. ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a condition wherein the nervous system is not functioning properly because it attacks the transfer of signals from the brain to the arms or legs. Usually, ALS happens at a later stage in a person’s life; on average, it occurs when a person is around 40 years old and up. Muscular Dystrophy, on the other hand, is a condition that is usually inborn or passed genetically. This happens when the muscles do not produce enough good protein, which largely affects how muscles are formed. Both diseases make the person with the condition have difficulty moving, or it sometimes makes the person lose function of the affected muscle.
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H. Martin

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H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Aug 06, 2020

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and it is often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and this is an illness that strikes the nervous system cells found in the brain and the spinal. These cells are responsible for sending messages to the brain and spine, which regulates the muscles in the arms and the legs. This disease can appear in someone at a later stage in their life, typically between the ages of 40 and 60.

The disease tends to rather indiscriminate, and the condition only has a life expectancy of between two to six years preceding the diagnosis, and this is because the disease is not curable. Muscular Dystrophy, on the other hand, involves the muscles of the body that involves the movement of the person.

People with muscular dystrophy have missing genes that prevent the production of functional protein from making the muscles healthy. The disease typically occurs when a person is born. The person will usually live anywhere from a few years to twenty years, depending upon the type of muscular dystrophy a person has. Muscular dystrophy is incurable as well.

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C. Lopez

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

ALS is also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This is a type of motor neuron disease that will create some issues with the neurons of the body. The nerves will have the ability to affect the spinal cord, so the time will come when those who are affected by this condition will not be affected anymore.

MS or Multiple Sclerosis will have the tendency to create a hard sheath around the various nerves of the brain. The problem with this condition is that it can sometimes become disabling although it may occur at the most random times. Some will not know when it will start to occur. This is one of the main diseases of the central nervous system.

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J. Alva

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Answered Jul 31, 2020

ALS is known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It can also be known by its most popular name, which is Lou Gehrigigs disease. These medical conditions affect the nerve cells of the brain. Muscular Dystrophy is also a medical condition, but it affects the body's muscles. ALS can affect a person at any time in their life, while a person with Muscular Dystrophy is normally born with it. Another difference between the two is life expectancy. A person diagnosed with ALS is only expected to live two to six years from the date they are diagnosed, while a person with Muscular Dystrophy can live with the condition for up to twenty years.
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