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Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Lou Gehrig's disease is a fatal, progressive disease that affects the nerves that control a person’s voluntary muscle movement. Individuals afflicted with the disorder lose the capacity to control and initiate voluntary movements.
Medical researchers, to my knowledge, have not investigated whether or not Lou Gehrig's Disease can be detected before birth. Since this disease often hits in mid-to-late adulthood, it is unlikely to spark interest among pre-natal or neonate researchers, who have thousands of "birth defects", gene...
Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS eachyear. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it isestimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may have the disease atany given time.
They named it The Lou Gehrig Disease cause he was the first one to get it.That isn't true. Lou Gehrig wasn't the first one to get this disease. The disease real name is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And it was first written about in the mid-1800s. Its a rare disorder and because Lou Gehrig was the...
It varies but because they lose muscle mass, they are thin.
Their life span is usually shorten by 4-6 years.
Usually late teenage years.
ALS was first described as a disease sometime in the 1920's, as I recall. It was one of the most obscure of all really obscure diseases - many doctors were not even familiar with it. Once Lou Gehrig's condition was properly diagnosed, the public wanted all the information it could get on the disease...
That is because when Lou Gehrig, a popular baseball player with the Yankees was diagnosed with ALS, anyone after Lou, who was diagnosed , would be compared to the person, the infamous Lou Gehrig, who in all honesty made ALS known to the public.
Nope, It's ALS that is Lou Gherigs disease.Arterial Lateral Sclerosis.
Between 3-5 years Sometimes less depends on how serious it is.Only 20% of people lived more than 5 years.Some are still alive today such as Stephen Hawking (Similar disease)
Lou Gehrig's diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, 1939, it was his 36th birthday. The tests were confirmed positive at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Don't worry - you can't "catch" it.
It can be both depending on the type.
No, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a GENETIC disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
After diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's or motor neuron disease) life expectancy is generally 2-3 years. The disease has no cure and progression of the disease is usually quick. Some patients may occasionally live for several more years. Not a nice way to go unfortunately.
Lou Gehrig and Stephen Hawkings.
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Lou gehrig's disease effects the legs, arms, and muscles you can move. on rare occasions it effects your lungs.
Genetically the parents had the symptom and passed it down to their off spring.
No. ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin  Charcot, but it wasn't until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought  world-wide attention to the disease. After ending the career of one  of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is  still closely associated with his...
Lou gehrig Died of it at a very young age. And he was one of the most important people that died from it.
Causes for Lou Gehrig's disease are still a matter of research and considered largely unknown, although in at least 10% of cases there seems to be a significant genetic factor associated with mutations in various genes causal or related to production of one or more faulty enzymes. Glutamate is also...
There is no known way to prevent Lou Gehrig's disease or to alter its course.
Lou Gehrig's diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, 1939. It was on his 36th birthday .
It's highly unlikely. Lou Gehrig's diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, 1939 and it has not been disputed ever since.
  == Answer ==   Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
no because my friends dad has it and she is not likely to get it
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ALS ) also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease" - is the progressing neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It affects the motor neurons that lead from the brain to the spinal cord and from the...
i think it is your face
No he is not. Nobody in the history of the world has ever recovered from Motor Neurone Disease. Sad to say a cure for this terrible disease is still a long way away
i dont know so dont ask me
I'm sure Lou Gehrig had diarrhea occasionally, as everyone does,but the disease called Lou Gehrig's Disease is ALS or AmyotrophicLateral Sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the central nervoussystem that causes the muscles to waste away.
It is called ALS, which stands for "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." It is also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease", and is sometimes called Maladie de Charcot.
It is around 40 - 50 but can occur rarely at other ages.
THERE IS NO CURE FOR LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE BUT THERE ARE MANY TREATMENTS.      what kinds of treatments are there?       There is a man named Kevin Turner he owns The Kevin Turner Foundation and him himself has Lou Gehrig's disease. He is trying to find a cure for this disease....
The muscles are affected because they stop working and get weaker.  But that is not the cause of the illness. It is caused by a  degeneration of the nerves that move the body, called motor  neurons. When they lose their ability to tell the muscles to  contract, the person becomes progressively...
  There are few options for successful symptom alleviation in Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). The predominant drug treatment is Rilutek. Follow the link for more information.
Lou Gehrig lived almost two years after he was diagnosed on June 19, 1939. He died on June 2, 1941.
He had Amythropic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS). It is a disease that causes the brain to not be able to controls muscles, and the non-use of muscles eventually deteriorates and practically rots them. It is also known as Lou Gehrig disease.
  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's  disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that weakens and  eventually destroys motor neurons (components of the nervous system  that connect the brain with the skeletal muscles).   Skeletal muscles are involved with...
Lou Gehrig's disease is a fatal disorder which mainly attacks the nerves and muscles. Here are the symptoms of this disease : Tripping Constantly dropping things Slurred Speech Experiencing Twitches Muscle Cramps/Twitching Abnormal Fatigue with the arms Involuntary Laughing or Crying Weakness of...
Scientists have not been able to find a cause for the disease although they believe it could be caused by a virus or defects to DNA, the immune system, or enzymes found in one's body. These defects may be caused by pesticides or other types of toxins/poisons. Much more research must be done before a...
It is far too complex to judge based off this information. Your doctor will be able to diagnose and predict any diseases and or processes that you may have.
  there is no cure, but detox, avoidence of toxins, taking supplements excersize may be able to prolong life.
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"Familial", ALS suggests the disease is inherited, although no heredity pattern exists in the majority of ALS cases. About 5 to 10 percent of all ALS patients appear to have a genetic or inherited component. In those families, 50 percent of the all offspring are expected to have the disease.Most who...
ALS -Lou Gehrig's Disease   On June 2, 1941 at the age of 37, Lou Gehrig succumbed to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) known today as "Lou Gehrig's disease"