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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. ... Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease Scientists say finding sheds new light on ... in the brain may be damaged earlier in Lou Gehrig's disease than previously thought, a new mouse study ...
  4. ... Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study But new finding needs additional research ... developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers suggest. In fact, those who took ...
  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. Medicare and You 2014 (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) - PDF  
    ... you have ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease), you’ll get Part A and Part ...
  9. ... certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control ...
  10. 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 ...
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