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What is als

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
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In brief: Neurologic disease

Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis- a neurologic disease affects motor function, leads to muscle weakness and significant disability.
Also known as lou gehrigs disease. If you or family are diagnosed with this or if you want to learn more, visit www.Alsa.Org.

In brief: Neurologic disease

Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis- a neurologic disease affects motor function, leads to muscle weakness and significant disability.
Also known as lou gehrigs disease. If you or family are diagnosed with this or if you want to learn more, visit www.Alsa.Org.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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In brief: 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 resultant weakness, muscle atrophy, flickering of muscle tissue, and eventual loss of mobility, with inability to breathe or swallow.
It is difficult to treat, has no cure, but is rare.

In brief: 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 resultant weakness, muscle atrophy, flickering of muscle tissue, and eventual loss of mobility, with inability to breathe or swallow.
It is difficult to treat, has no cure, but is rare.
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