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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

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In brief: 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 results in a steady deterioration of muscle, with atrophy and fasciculations, possibly eventuating in loss of ability to swallow and breathe. The sole medication on the market which may modestly help is riluzole.

In brief: 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 results in a steady deterioration of muscle, with atrophy and fasciculations, possibly eventuating in loss of ability to swallow and breathe. The sole medication on the market which may modestly help is riluzole.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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