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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis treatment with conservative medications

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis treatment with conservative medications
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Overview

Type of care

Outpatient

Method

Non-surgical

About the offer

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disorder affecting nerve cells responsible for muscle movement. There is no cure for ALS, but there are drugs that can help manage symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve patients' conditions. Before treatment, a diagnosis is necessary to confirm ALS and rule out other conditions with similar symptoms. Physical exams, lab tests, and imaging studies are used. Genetic testing may also be conducted to identify specific gene mutations. Once diagnosed, the treatment process for ALS starts. The first-line treatment for ALS is Riluzole, which has been shown to slow the development of the disease and extend survival. It is typically taken orally. Another medication, Edaravone, may also be prescribed to help slow physical function decline. It is administered intravenously. Doctors may prescribe additional drugs to manage symptoms, such as muscle relaxants for spasticity, pain relievers for discomfort, or medications to help with saliva control and swallowing difficulties. Patients may require drugs or devices to assist with breathing as the disease progresses, such as non-invasive ventilation or cough assist machine. Conservative treatments for ALS are typically used throughout the disease, and their use may change as symptoms evolve. Doctors combine them with physical, occupational, and speech therapy and nutritional support.  

What’s included

Medical service

Examination
  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a neurologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • inflammation blood tests
Diagnosis
  • neurological examination
  • electromyography
  • nerve conduction study
  • MRI scan of the spine (on the indication, price is not included)
Treatment
  • conservative medications to slow disease progression
  • symptomatic treatment
Other
  • cost of the drugs
  • cost of essential medicines
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations

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The offer is designed for 5 days.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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