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Clinical Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Lite Aerobic Exercises:
Lite Aerobic Exercises:

Exercises such as walking, swimming, and stationary bicycling are advised for strengthening the unaffected muscles. These exercises also considerably improve the cardiac condition of the patients apart from addressing the symptoms of fatigue and depression.

Motion and Stretching Exercises:
Motion and Stretching Exercises:

Motion and stretching exercises are suggested for preventing and curing spasticity and irregular, unusual muscle contraction. But muscles should not be allowed to overwork while doing the above exercises. 

Occupational Therapy:
Occupational Therapy:

Occupational therapists generally suggest devices such as ramps, braces, walkers and wheelchairs for improving the patient’s mobility. These also help in conserving the energy of the patient.

Speech Therapy:
Speech Therapy:

Speech therapist services must also be utilized to help the patients, especially when they no longer can speak and depend on signs of communication.

Care Givers and Nutritionists:
Care Givers and Nutritionists:

These people help the patient by designing the diet plan in such a way that the patient consumes little amounts of food more times. The food must also be fibrous and mostly contain fluids.

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