ALS (Amyotrophic Lental Sclerosis)

ALS (Amyotrophic Lental Sclerosis)

    ALS (Amyotrophic Lental Sclerosis)

    Amyotrophic lateral scoliosis (ALS) is a progressive neuromuscular disorder characterized by loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem.

    ALS is a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It causes muscle weakness and wasting, leading to difficulty breathing and swallowing. The cause of ALS is unknown, although researchers believe genetics play a role.


    The disease causes weakness and wasting of muscles used for breathing, swallowing, speaking, walking, and other functions. There is no cure for ALS, but symptoms may be slowed or stopped with treatment.

    ALS is also called Lou Gehrig's Disease because it was first described in 1939 by Dr. George S. Huntington, who treated the baseball player who died of the disease.


    The disease causes weakness and wasting of muscles, leading to paralysis and death from respiratory failure within 3–5 years after diagnosis.

    There is no cure for ALS, although there are treatments available to help manage symptoms. Treatment options include medications, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and palliative care.


    The disease causes weakness and wasting of muscles throughout the body

    People with ALS often lose control of their limbs, swallowing becomes difficult, breathing gets harder, and eventually they stop being able to breathe without assistance.

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