Thank God it’s Factoid Friday! This is the first installment of various facts and figures about ALS…
The life expectancy of an ALS patient is about two to five years from the time of diagnosis. However, more than half of all patients live more than three years (approximately 15% live three to four years, 20% live five years or more, up to 10% survive ten years or more, and 5% live twenty years). There are even cases in which the disease has stopped progressing and a small number of cases where symptoms have reversed.