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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Medication for ALS: The only FDA approved medication to treat ALS is something called Riluzole (Rilutek). Unfortunately, this medication is neither for pain nor can it c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Disease of nervecell: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or als, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Als does n ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lou Gehrig's Disease: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), also referred to as lou gehrig's disease is a form of motor neuron disease caused by the degeneration of neurons ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Similar : But most childhood illnesses which affect the motor neuron, like als, are quite rare, and more hereditary in origin. A variety of such disorders caus ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Lou Gehrig's disease: Als is a disease affecting the nerve cell body, causes weakness, muscle wasting, and fasciculations or fluttering of the muscles. It can affect mobil ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Charcot: The French Neurologist Charcot is credited with the paper describing ALS as a distinct illness
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Diagnosis: Since we hope to find alternative problems instead of als, we search for possible other diagnoses. The testing includes blood studies, especially for ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Lou Gehrig's: Als also known as lou gehrig's disease is a disease of nerves. It is a progressive loss of muscle strength. Initial symptoms are usually muscle weakne ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Lou Gehrig's disease: Muscle weakness, lack of coordination, trouble swallowing and breathing, speech problems, paralysis that get progressively worse. It does not affect c ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
20 years experience Neurology
It is not transmitte: It is not typically a heriditary or infectious disease. No one knows the exact cause.

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