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Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Freelance
It’s not uncommon in ALS for something unexpectedly and abruptly to aggravate your airway and throw you into a choking fit. I know from personal experience that these choking, gagging, gasping spells are physically exhausting, frustrating and upsetting for both the choker and the caregiver.
Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2004 - 07:00, By: Christina Medvescek
Posted on Monday, September 1, 2003 - 15:45, By: Christina Medvescek
It’s a subject that lends itself easily to jokes, but when it happens to you, it’s no laughing matter. Constipation is a real pain in the you-know-what.
Constipation is defined not by how frequently you move your bowels, but by whether the stools are hard, dry and difficult to pass. It’s not...
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 17:00, By: Christina Medvescek
People with ALS need extra care to keep their skin healthy and comfortable.
First, there are the changes wrought by the disease. Skin becomes extremely fragile whenever there are nutrition or breathing problems. ALS also seems to change the biochemical properties of collagen and elastin, which run...