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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease that attacks nerve cells called neurons in your brain and spinal cord. These neurons transmit messages from your brain and spinal cord to your voluntary muscles - the ones you can control, like in your arms and legs. At first, this causes mild muscle problems. Some people notice

  • Trouble walking or running
  • Trouble writing
  • Speech problems

Eventually, you lose your strength and cannot move. When muscles in your chest fail, you cannot breathe. A breathing machine can help, but most people with ALS die from respiratory failure.

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Illustration of the nervous system, including brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves
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  1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease that attacks nerve cells called neurons in your brain and spinal cord. These neurons transmit messages ...
  2. Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) (Nemours Foundation)  
    What Is Lou Gehrig's Disease? Lou Gehrig's disease is a disorder that's also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (say: ah-my-uh-TRO- ... deal with the challenges they face. Living With Lou Gehrig's Disease According to the ALS Association, about half ...
  3. ... JavaScript. Blood Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig's Disease Study findings may also help researchers test ... people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, Italian researchers report. The components in the ...
  4. ... Omega-3s in Diet May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease Study found strong association between higher intake ... disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a new study suggests. These fatty acids -- ...
  5. Genetic Lassos May Steer Neurons Toward Survival During Lou Gehrig's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Genetic Lassos May Steer Neurons Toward Survival During Lou Gehrig's Disease Follow NINDSnews For release: Wednesday, April 10, ... in Nature Genetics . Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a degenerative disease which degrades motor ...
  6. Lou Gehrig's disease; ALS; Upper and lower motor neuron disease; Motor neuron disease
  7. ... the progress of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). The drug also may delay the need ...
  8. ... certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control ...
  9. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    ... the trial has moved ALS research forward. Synonym(s): Lou Gehrig's Disease Condensed from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Fact ... Sclerosis (ALS)? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease or classical motor neuron disease, is a ...
  10. About ALS: FAQ (ALS Association)  
    ... scientific understanding about the physiology of this disease. Lou Gehrig , with whom ALS is most commonly associated, first ... being diagnosed with ALS. To learn more about Lou Gehrig, visit www.lougehrig.com . However, ALS is not ...
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