ALS Disorder (Lou Gehrig's):

What Is ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


Symptoms usually do not develop until after age 50, but they can start in younger people. Persons with ALS have a loss of muscle strength and coordination that eventually gets worse and makes it impossible to do routine tasks such as going up steps, getting out of a chair, or swallowing.

Breathing or swallowing muscles may be the first muscles affected. As the disease gets worse, more muscle groups develop problems.

ALS does not affect the senses (sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch). It only rarely affects bladder or bowel function, eye movement or a person's ability to think or reason.

Symptoms Include
Signs And Tests

The doctor or nurse will examine you and ask questions about your medical history and symptoms. The physical exam may show: weakness, often beginning in one area

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This Is A Test That Can Be Done At Home And Mailed To The Test Lab
And Tests For The Following Hormones
Estrone Estradiol Progesterone Testosterone DHT DHEA Estriol (For Women)

This Is A Recommended Lab
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ALS Information: 11/29/2012 - Deanna Protocol A Cure For Lou Gehrig's Disease?

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