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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)

A progressively fatal, motor neuron disease that is caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in the central nervous system that control ones muscle movement. The disorder causes muscle weakness and deterioration throughout the body as both the upper and lower motor neurons degenerate, ceasing to send messages to muscles. With ones muscles being unable to function correctly, they begin to weaken and deteriorate over time leaving the patient with little to no muscle tissue left. Some of the initial symptoms of ALS can sometimes be overseen because the patient may not know exactly whether these symptoms are ALS or not. These beginning symptoms include twitching, cramping, or stiffness of affected muscles which lead to weakness affecting ones arm or leg. Also as these symptoms set in more, slurred and nasal speech may occur. The reason one may acquire symptoms such as twitching, cramping, etc. is because those are what one feels as the results of dying motor neurons. If you are having these twitching or cramping symptoms but no overall muscle weakness it is more than likely not ALS.

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Qualified Illnesses but not limited to!
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
Symptoms vary however, watch for unusual loss in memory or moodswings. Also simple things such as talking on the phone may become difficult.
Crohn's Disease
Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, cramping and diarrhea. Pain arises at or below the navel, often in lower portion of abdomen.
Nail Patella
Abnormalities of bone, joints, fingernails and kidneys due to poor development.
Severe & Chronic Pain
Uncomfortable pain that persists for days, weeks, months or even years. Results from damage to the peripheral nerves or the central nervous system.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)
A progressively fatal neurodegenerative diesese that is caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in the central nervous system that control ones muscle movement.
Glaucoma
High eye pressure that can damage the optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damage one has Glaucoma.
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
Disease featuring hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) and dehydration in response to disease processes in or surrounding the brain.
Seizures
Violent jerking, followed by loss of consciousness and body stiffening, followed by a deep sleep. There are also many different types of seizures.
Cancer
A list of diseses that form a group of cells that display an uncontrolable growth. There are many different types of cancer.
HIV/AIDS
Unleashes a persons ability to fight infections and cancer. Can occur with unprotected sex or with needle sharing.
Severe Nausea
High ammounts of uncontrolable dizziness which may later lead to involuntary vomiting. Headaches and deep sleep may occur as well.
Muscle Spasms
Involuntary contraction of a muscle. They occur suddenly usually resolve quickly and often painful.