AMYLOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "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.
ALS is believed to be progressive autosomal dominant genetic defect.
The disease can be diagnosed based on the present symptoms, as well as genetic counseling & metabolic tests on the cells.