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AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS & TREATMENT

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

Definition: What is "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"?

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis definition: abbreviated ALS; is a disorder of the nerve cells in the brain & spinal cord that are in charge for voluntary muscle movement. It is a crucial neurological disease that harms the nerve cells that control voluntary muscles.

Symptoms & Signs

Symptoms typically do not progress until after age 50. Persons with ALS have a failure of muscle strength & coordination. This causes a person incapable to do habitual activities, such as going upward steps, getting out of a chair, or ingesting. Sometimes, breathing or swallowing muscles may be the first muscles affected.

Treatment: How to Treat "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"?

It is said to be that no known cure for ALS. The initial drug medication for the disease is a medicine called riluzole. Riluzole may extend life, but does not reverse or end the sickness from getting worse.

Causes

ALS is caused by a genetic defect. Another possible cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is spare glutamate, one of the several chemicals (neurotransmitters) that neurons use to conduct signals to one another.

Diagnosis

Reviewing your family's medical history & your signs & symptoms is one way of diagnosing ALS. You will have a physical examination that may involve some standard clinical testing of your nerves & muscles. Furthermore, you will undergo a selection of tests, including tests to rule out other conditions.

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