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Can you prevent lou gehrig's disease?
3 doctors weighed in

In brief: No
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.

In brief: No
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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery
In brief: No
Lou gerhig's disease has no known cause and there is no treatment.
It is a progressive muscle weakness and muscle loss as a result of dying neurons (nerve cells) in the brain stem and spinal cord.

In brief: No
Lou gerhig's disease has no known cause and there is no treatment.
It is a progressive muscle weakness and muscle loss as a result of dying neurons (nerve cells) in the brain stem and spinal cord.
Dr. Clarence Watridge
Dr. Clarence Watridge
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: No
As far as we know this illness is not preventable at the current time.
Research is ongoing.

In brief: No
As far as we know this illness is not preventable at the current time.
Research is ongoing.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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