Does ALS Affect Men and Women Differently?

ALS symptoms, often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, present the same in men and women. However, men are more likely to experience beginning symptoms of the disease in their arms and legs (limb onset) whereas women are more likely to have bulbar onset, which involves the muscles of speaking and swallowing. 

Neuromuscular specialists at Synapticure recognize that even though there are no gender-based variations, tailoring personalized care plans for male and female patients necessitates specific considerations, and are uniquely trained to care for the specific needs of each individual.

Synapticure’s team of neuromuscular specialists can meet with you to discuss your symptoms. Our team can support you in a number of ways depending on how the disease has progressed, including – but not limited to – genetic testing, insurance navigation, care coordination and mental health support.

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