Tag: ALS

Voluntary Muscle Control and Motor Neuron Disease

Voluntary Muscle Control and Motor Neuron Disease

Motor neuron disease involves neurological problems that affect the activity of voluntary muscle function. Voluntary muscle groups are skeletal muscles that you willfully control to walk, speak, breath or any other movement of the body under your control. Motor neuron disease tends to be progressive and there is very little that can be done other [...]

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What You Need to Know About Lou Gehrig Disease

What You Need to Know About Lou Gehrig Disease

Lou Gehrig disease is the American common name for amyotrophic lateral schlerosis or ALS because beloved baseball player Louis Gehrig (1903 – 1941) was forced to retire when diagnosed with the disease and died only two years after being diagnosed. In France and in parts of Canada, ALS is better known as Maladie de Charcot [...]

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Understanding ALS

Understanding ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS is a progressive degenerative neurological disorder. It is incurable and normally paralysis and then death occurs within 5 years, but can happen as early as 2 years. In 1941 the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig contracted the disease and his struggle brought the disease into the public eye. [...]

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