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Lithium ALS

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lithium als
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A study in 2008 in Italy linked lithium usage to reductions in ALS progression. For more information about lithium click here. Side effects of lithium are muscle tremors, twitching, ataxia, hyperparathyroidism (bone loss, hypercalcemia, hypertension, etc,), kidney damage, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (polyuria and polydipsia) and seizures. Many of the side-effects are a result caused by the increased elimination of potassium.
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