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Facts on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
03-30-2011, 12:32 PM
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Facts on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease - is a neuromuscular disorder. It's caused when the motor neurons that send electric "messages" from the brain to the spinal cord or from the spinal cord to the muscles are slowly being destroyed. These neurons are responsible for muscle movement in the body.

When the messages don't get through from the spinal cord, the muscles eventually lose strength and waste away. This process is called atrophy or amyotrophy. When signals from the brain to the spinal cord are blocked, the muscles become stiff and slow. This is called spasticity.

Up to 7 out of every 100,000 people get ALS. It's more common in men than women, with symptoms usually appearing between the ages of 50 and 75. About 10% of people with ALS have a family history of the disease. Life expectancy averages 2 to 5 years after diagnosis.
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07-28-2011, 11:45 PM
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RE: Facts on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can be Treated Naturally. ... Amazing food facts: The seed of a peach contains an almond-like nut ...
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01-21-2012, 09:00 PM
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RE: Facts on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and research on ALS, motor neuron disease, or Lou Gehrig's disease from the National Institute
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