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What are the side effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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

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A 49-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very difficult: ALS is a progressive nasty disease with NO cure or even significant control other than Riluzole, and causes muscular atrophy, weakness, fasciculations ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Neurodegenerative: ALS is a neurodegenerative disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. There is a male predominance, and occurs most frequently between the ages of ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
ALS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS (lou gehrig's disease) is a central nervous system disease that causes progressive loss of strength and coordinat ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Malik
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research still slow: A number of established agents have recently been investigated for their potential as neuroprotective agents, including antibiotics and minocycline. P ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Lou Gehrig's disease: Als is a very nasty uncurable disease involving the motor neuron in brain and spinal cord, usually arising in middle to later years of life. It resul ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
10% are familial: And 25% of these involve a mutation of the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase. 90% of all cases are sporadic and of unknown etiology.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Still uncertain: It appears genetically linked, but not all patients have the same abnormality. The cause is still under investigation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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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