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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Start Here ... Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ...
  6. National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ALS Meta description needed.
  7. Scientists are discovering new molecular clues to how ALS develops. They’re hoping this will lead to ... Advances in ALS
  8. Medical Management of ALS (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ... and advocacy for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
  9. Stages of ALS (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ... and advocacy for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
  10. Statins: Do They Cause ALS? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Statins/Related Issues ... Statins ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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