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AMYLOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS & TREATMENT

Read about amylotrophic lateral sclerosis medical facts: what is the definition of amylotrophic lateral sclerosis, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat amylotrophic lateral sclerosis, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related amylotrophic lateral sclerosis diseases.

Definition: What is "Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"?

AMYLOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys the motor neurons causing paralysis & eventual death. In this condition the nerves associated with voluntary muscle control degenerate & results to atrophy of the muscles. Most patients become bound to a wheelchair & soon die due to other complications.

Symptoms & Signs

The symptoms of the disease take years before they take effect. Among the signs of the disease are seizures, loss of control in the voluntary muscles, weakness, immobility & eventual paralysis.

Treatment: How to Treat "Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"?

There is not treatment available yet for ALS.

Causes

ALS is believed to be progressive autosomal dominant genetic defect.

Diagnosis

The disease can be diagnosed based on the present symptoms, as well as genetic counseling & metabolic tests on the cells.

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