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Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease?

ACUPUNCTURE, HERBAL

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PRODUCTS, LOTS OF MASSAGE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY.
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Dr. Gary Lucombe answered:

Is swollen tongue a symptom of Lou Gehrig's disease?

Not directly

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They is some evidence that shows damage to parts of the brain resulting from the disease causing swallowing difficulty but not necessarily from hypertrophy of the tongue.
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Woud you please discuss the characteristics of lou gehrig's disease?

ALS

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Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), causes the nerve cells in certain regions of your brain and spinal cord to gradually die. Eventually, people who have Lou Gehrig's disease lose the ability to move their limbs and the muscles needed to move, eat, speak and breathe.
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What exactly is the cause of lou gehrig's disease: a dominant allele or a recessive one?

It varies.

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Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a disease of the nervous system in adults. It usually strikes out of the blue, but in 1 out of 10 it runs in the family. We have identified 12 dominant genes, 4 recessive genes, and 1 X-linked gene that can cause ALS when they are not working properly because of a mutation. Check out http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.
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Is lou gehrig's disease curable?

Unfortunately no

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At this time, we do not possess effective treatment to stop or reverse classical motor neuron disease (ALS), and perhaps the best we can do is delay tracheostomy with Riluzole. The disease ultimately causes death in spite of careful and thorough care. We have found some patterns involving superoxide dismutase, but no breakthroughs yet
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Dr. Ryan Stanton answered:

Is Lou Gehrig's disease hereditary?

Some are

Research shows that about 5% of cases are hereditary.
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Is Lou Gehrig's disease contagious?

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No, it is genetic.
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Will I die from lou gehrig's disease?

See your doctor

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Can you prevent Lou Gehrig's disease?

No

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ALS is relatively rare, with 90% sporadic and 10% genetic (25% of which have mutations involving copper/zinc superoxide dismutase). There is no specific or successful treatment to date, and no known approach to prevent the disease even if one is a member of a family at risk.
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Why is ALS called Lou Gehrig's disease?

Interesting history

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When Lou Gehrig died, no autopsy was ever done, and it was thought that he did suffer ALS, but retrospective analysis raises question of what we now know to be a chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Regardless, his name is associated with degeneration of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord.
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