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What causes ALS?
03-30-2011, 12:29 PM
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What causes ALS?
What causes ALS isn't known. Aside from a genetic predisposition in some cases, we don't really understand why the motor neurons are destroyed. One theory is that environmental factors such as heavy metal exposure can damage the nerve cells. Viral infections are yet another factor that may play a role in the development of ALS.

Another theory involves a chemical called glutamate, which is responsible for transmitting many of the messages between nerve cells in the brain. When glutamate isn't removed from the spaces between the nerve cells (called synapses), it builds up and causes an overflow of calcium into motor neurons. This eventually leads to destruction of nerve cells.

Motor neurons might also be damaged by free radicals. These molecules wreak havoc in cells and damage genetic material. In some people who have familial ALS, the gene for a particular enzyme that breaks down free radicals (superoxide dismutase) is abnormal. Free radicals might also be linked to environmental factors or excessive levels of glutamate.
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07-28-2011, 07:14 PM
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ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,) is also known as Lou Gehrig disease. and Maladie de Charcot. ALS is often called motor neuron disease in reference ...
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09-23-2011, 09:43 PM
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09-24-2011, 07:59 PM
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09-26-2012, 06:19 PM
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Very good information on ALS.

I think free radicals can be joined with the help of detoxification by using some natural home remedies with simple traditional tips..
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11-29-2012, 04:39 PM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2013 04:47 PM by chris.)
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[Rare exceptions are when familial ALS (FALS) is masked due to an ... to see if the health problems were related to ALS or any number of other causes.
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11-18-2013, 07:38 PM (This post was last modified: 11-18-2013 07:55 PM by jitu kumar.)
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Dr. Teepu Siddique, a neuroscientist with Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine whose pioneering work on ALS over more than a quarter-century fueled the research team's work, said the key to the breakthrough is the discovery of an underlying disease process for all types of ALS.
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