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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Neurologic disease: Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis- a neurologic disease affects motor function, leads to muscle weakness and significant disability. Also known as lou g ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Motor neuron disease: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of a misfolded protein (superoxide dismutase) causing death of the motor neuron cell body and therefore res ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Nervous condition: Als is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as lou gehrig's disease. It is a degenerative disease of the nervous system.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
BAD DISEASE: An incurable disorder causing death of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord. Results in progressive muscular weakness and atrophy, with eventua ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Oro
Dr. John Oro answered
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Paralysis of muscles: Lou gehrig's disease is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that run the muscles ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
BAD disease: It causes progressive weakness, muscular atrophy and fasciculations, eventual problems with swallowing, breathing, speaking, and often death within 3- ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
What is ALS weakness: That is a very good question. It sounds like your symptoms are muscle twitching. You have this in both arms and legs, and in your body? Your right ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Cranial nerves: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease where the nerve cells degenerate which leads to muscle weakness and death, the cause is unknown. The bulbar ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
If you know, let us: This would probably get the nobel prize in medicine if we could answer it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Low: Als is extremely uncommon in young people.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ALS: Devastating disease that has a progressive course of weakness causing loss of ability to walk, reach with arms, ability of independent activities of ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Below: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/als.htm.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 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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