What Are Primary Lateral Sclerosis Symptoms?

Q:
What are primary lateral sclerosis symptoms?

A:
Signs and symptoms of primary lateral sclerosis usually take years to progress. They include:

  • Difficulties with swallowing and breathing late in the disease
  • Hoarseness, reduced rate of speaking, slurred speech and drooling as the facial muscles weaken
  • Stiffness, weakness and spasticity in your legs
  • Tripping, difficulty with balance and clumsiness as the leg muscles weaken
  • Weakness and stiffness progressing to your trunk, then your arms, hands, tongue and jaw

Make an appointment to see your doctor if you have persistent problems with stiffness or weakness in your legs, or with swallowing or speaking.

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