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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders Specialists Abroad

Hospitals and medical centers who have ALS & Neuromuscular Disordersspecialists.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Hygeia Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Liv Hospital

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Centros Especializados

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

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About ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, is a condition where certain nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain gradually die. These nerve cells are referred to as motor neurons, and they control the muscles, which let you move your body parts. ALS is as well known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Discussing with your physician, joining a support group, or getting counseling, can help you manage your feelings. Your family members might as well need counseling and support as your disease worsens.


What causes ALS?

Doctors do not know what brings about ALS. In roughly 1 case out of ten, it runs in families. This implies 9 times out of ten, an individual with ALS does not have a family member with the condition.


What are the symptoms?

The first sign of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is usually weakness in the tongue, one hand, one leg, or the face. The weakness gradually spreads to both legs and arms. This occurs as the motor neurons gradually die, they stop transmitting signals to the muscles. So the muscles do not have anything informing them to move. As time passes, without signals from the motor neurons telling the muscles to move, the muscles become small and weak.

As time passes, ALS as well leads to:

  • Muscle twitching.
  • Problems with breathing, eating, speaking, walking, and swallowing.
  • Trouble using your fingers, and hands to perform tasks.
  • Problems with thinking, memory, and changes in personality. However, these are not aren't common.

How is ALS diagnosed?

It may be difficult for your doctor to tell if you have the condition. It might not be clear that you have the ASL until symptoms worsen or until your physician has conducted more testing. To check if you have the disease, your doctor will perform a physical examination and will ask you regarding your past health and symptoms. You will as well have tests, which show how your nerves and muscles are working.

Simply because you have twitching, fatigue, muscle weakness, and stiffness does not imply that you have ALS. Those symptoms may also be due to other conditions. So consult your doctor if you have those symptoms. The physician will refer you to a neurologist to confirm.


How is ASL treated?

There's no cure for the disease; however, treatment may help you stay strong and independent for as long as possible. For instance:

  • Occupational and physical therapy may help you stay strong thereby making the most of the abilities you still have.
  • Speech therapy may help you with talking, coughing, and swallowing after weakness in the chest, face, and throat starts.
  • Supportive equipment and devices may help you communicate, stay mobile, and perform everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, and eating. Some examples are shower seats, wheelchairs, handrails, canes, raised toilet seats, walkers, and ramps. You may as well get braces to support your neck, feet, or ankles.
  • Medicines: you will find medicines that can assist with most of the symptoms you may have, like pain, extra saliva and drooling, muscle issues (twitching, stiffness, cramps), and mood swings and depression.
  • A feeding tube may help you get adequate nutrition to stay strong as long as you can.
  • Breathing devices may help you breathe without difficulty as your chest muscles get weak.

A medicine known as riluzole (Rilutek) might extend survival by roughly two months. However, it does not improve the quality of life or symptoms in ways that those with ASL, their doctors, their caregivers have been able to notice. Many people stand the effects of riluzole very well; however, it may cause adverse reactions, which include coughing, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, and weakness.


Palliative care

Palliative care is a type of care for those who have a severe disease. It is different from care to cure your disease. Its objective is to improve your quality of life-not only in your body but even in your spirit and mind.

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