Lou Gehrig's Disease(ALS) By Antonio Gorostiza

Lou Gehrig's Disease also known as ALS(Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis) that affects the nerve cells the brain, and the spinal cord.

The French refer to it as maladie de Charcot, after the French doctor Jean-Martin Charcot, who first wrote about ALS in 1869.

This disease was named after Lou Gehrig,a hall-of-fame baseball player for the New York Yankees, who was diagnosed with ALS in 1930.

There is no found cause for this disease however it is said to be transmitted on people from ages 40-70 years old.

ALS affects the nerve cells the brain and the spinal chord.

Symptoms: Muscle weakness, problems with coordination, stiff muscles, loss of muscle, muscle spasms, or overactive reflexes, fatigue or feeling faint, vocal cord spasm or impaired voice, difficulty swallowing, drooling, mild cognitive impairment, Painful constipation, severe uncontrollable weight loss, shortness of breath, or difficulty raising the foot, and things of that such.

Lou Gehrig's disease(ALS) is a very rare case. Only few people can be diagnosed with it (20,000 per year)

There is no regional conflict of ALS. Only a chronological aging conflict.

Life expectancy for people who are found to be diagnosed with ALS is 3 to 5 years.

Medication and therapy can slow down the process of ALS but there is no known cure.

Prevention is not known for it is a genetics disease, however, the awareness is very helpful for all those who donate to hospitals.

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Antonio Gorostiza

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