By New York magazine’s Nick Bilton and Rachel Zaid,A lot of people with ALS have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
It’s a common complaint among people who have the disease and the first thing they’ll do when they wake up is stare blankly into space, hoping they don’t have the flu.
The only way to help is to make sure they’re not in a coma.
It can be difficult to tell whether an ALS patient is in a serious coma, or if they are just dreaming.
As a result, the number of ALS cases in the United States has skyrocketed, reaching an all-time high of nearly 4,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ALS is the second most common neurological disorder in the country, after Parkinson’s disease.
And it’s one of the most deadly.
There are more than 300,000 cases worldwide, and there are more deaths in the U.S. every day.
Many people are unable to work because of ALS, and many more are severely disabled.
But a lot of the people with the disease are not in great pain, and it’s often difficult to recognize them.
Here are the most common ways to diagnose ALS, according the CDC.
What is ALS?
ALS is a neurological disorder that affects the nervous system.
People with ALS may have problems in movement, speech, swallowing, swallowing or breathing.
Symptoms of ALS include loss of balance, loss of coordination, difficulty communicating and impaired thinking.
Many of the symptoms can be mistaken for a stroke, such as confusion, slurred speech, muscle weakness, or balance problems.
People who have ALS may also lose their sense of smell, taste or touch, which can make it hard for them to find food or find a way to get around.
It is also possible for ALS patients to lose their hearing or vision.
How is ALS diagnosed?
It can take years of testing and treatment to identify ALS patients.
In some cases, ALS can be diagnosed early on by looking for signs of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
The most common diagnosis is a buildup of amyloid plaques (Apl) that appear in the connective tissue that lines the brain’s spinal cord.
The Apl is a protein found in the spinal cord that accumulates over time.
When it grows out of control, it leads to the formation of a plaques-like protein called tau, which accumulates in the body and causes neurological problems.
Sometimes, the symptoms are confused for other diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, and the diagnosis is often made after the person dies.
There is no cure for ALS.
People living with ALS can die in their sleep.
But treatment can help slow down or reverse the disease.
ALS is often treated with a drug called neuroleptics, which mimic the effects of natural brain chemicals, including serotonin, dopamine, and glutamate.
People can also have stem cell therapy, in which the body uses the blood of healthy, younger people to replace the damaged blood of older, damaged cells.
The treatments for ALS and other neurological disorders are expensive.
Some people pay thousands of dollars for treatment.
But some treatments, like the stem cell therapies, have been shown to have a huge impact on the condition.
How can I help?
Learn more about ALS, or visit the National ALS Foundation’s website to learn more.