1. ALS,  the Incurable Illness  Took Bryan Randall’s life 

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2. Bryan Randall battled ALS for three years before succumbing to the condition, which is defined by the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. 

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3. Lou Gehrig's Disease, which is another term for ALS, was named after the American professional baseball player who was diagnosed with it in 1939 and passed away in 1941. 

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4. Despite substantial investigation, specialists are still unsure of the exact cause of ALS. Age, gender, and environmental factors are some recognized risk factors. 

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5. The illness cannot spread from person to person like the flu or a cold since it is not contagious. 

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6. Early signs may include limb weakness, slurred speech, or difficulties swallowing. Muscle twitching, lack of motor control, and protracted weariness are common ALS symptoms. 

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7. A physical examination, a review of medical history, and several tests, including blood and urine tests, neurological exams, electromyograms, nerve conduction studies, and MRIs, are required for the diagnosis of ALS. 

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8. Although there is no cure for ALS, there are treatments to reduce the disease's progression, such as prescription drugs, physical therapy, dietary advice, speech therapy, and assistive technology.

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9. About three to five years after diagnosis, ALS patients continue to live. The longevity can, however, vary greatly, with some people living for over ten years.

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10. Along with Bryan Randall and Lou Gehrig, other well-known people with ALS include Stephen Hawking, Pete Frates, Pat Quinn, Roberta Flack, and Steve McMichael. 

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