Nerve cell

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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  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 ... breathing machine can help, but most people with ALS die from respiratory failure. The disease usually strikes ...
  2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease that affects motor neurons, which are specialized nerve cells that control muscle movement. These nerve ...
  3. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain, brain stem and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ...
  4. ... following organizations are good resources for information on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : Muscular Dystrophy Association -- www.mda.org/disease/amyotrophic- ...
  5. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? What are the symptoms? Who gets ALS? How is ALS diagnosed? What causes ALS? How is ALS treated? What research is ...
  6. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Start Here ... Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... Short Summary ... From the National ...
  7. Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Children ... Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ... Nemours Foundation ... als, lou gehrig, lou gehrig's disease, paralysis, amyotrophic lateral ...
  8. ALS Association (ALS Association)  
  9. Medical Management of ALS (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ... improved the quality of life for people with ALS by assisting with breathing, nutrition, mobility, and communication. ...
  10. Stages of ALS (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ALS is a relentlessly progressive disorder. The rate of progression between individuals is variable and the history ... insufficiency is a leading cause of death in ALS.) Speech, or eating and drinking by mouth, may ...
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