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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of lou gehrig's disease?

Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of lou gehrig's disease?

No, none!: Would be nice to find such approaches in this devastating condition, but does NOT exist. Even our approved medication, Riluzole does very little. ...Read more

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Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Is swollen tongue a symptom of lou gehrig's disease?

Not directly: 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. ...Read more

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What are lou gehrig disease symptoms?

What are lou gehrig disease symptoms?

ALS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or lou gehrig's disease is a degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons. The symptoms include weakness of the upper arms and legs. Often the muscles will appear to move under the skin like a bunch of worms. The diagnosis is made with an EMG, a lumbar puncture and an MRI of the brain and spinal cord. An opinion from a neurologist will provide you further information ...Read more

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My grandfather died of lou gehrig disease, what are my chances of having this disease and what are some symptoms I should watch for?

My grandfather died of lou gehrig disease, what are my chances of having this disease and what are some symptoms I should watch for?

NO !: This disorder is very rare and it is almost never hereditary. Loss of muscle bulk, twitting of muscles, weakness and if it affects the brain stem speech, swallowing and later respiratory problems are the usual symptoms. Mental state, sensation and bladder control are not affected. ...Read more

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Is lou gehrig's disease hereditary?

Is lou gehrig's disease hereditary?

10% of the time: Familial ALS is a small fraction, as 90% are sporadic, and about a quarter of the familial cases involve genetic encoding of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase. ...Read more

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Will I die from lou gehrig's disease?

Will I die from lou gehrig's disease?

See your doctor: I really feel that this is a question that is best addressed face to face with an experienced physician you trust. I wish you all the best! ...Read more

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What goes wrong in lou gehrig's disease?

What goes wrong in lou gehrig's disease?

NOT fully clear: We do know it is a disease which results in loss of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord, and there is an incidence of 10% familial involvement. Rarely, there is a mutation in gene encoding of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, but otherwise, we are not clear as to what is causing this devastating condition. ...Read more

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