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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.
The reason why Lou Gehrig got amyotrophic lateral sclerosis isundetermined. There is a theory out there that it was caused byconcussion-related trauma (he played before batting helmets werestandard), but there is no way to test the theory since there wasno autopsy and his body was cremated.
AFFECTING THE LATERAL COLUMNS OF SPINAL CORD AND MEDULLA OF BRAIN,IT CAUSES PROGRESSIVE MUSCULAR PARALYSIS, also affects arterial walls..
Its difficult. Lat amiotrph. Scl (or LAS). Some says it ALS. If itis to the gene or DNA of someone, no ways how to bypass it. Onlythe option is it doesn't appear asdominant gene factor. Khuda jaane..God knows..when the trigger orto whom it will be triggered. If some have Lou Gehrigs ...
It varies but because they lose muscle mass, they are thin.
Most of the time ALS is not inherited. In about 90% of cases, theperson is the only member of the family with the disease. About 10%of cases are considered "familial ALS.
FALS is most often autosomal dominant (only 10% of people with ALSare this type).
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...
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.
It affects the motor neurons. This means that the muscles do notwork and more and more muscles are affected.
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.
Because Lou Gehrig (Yankee's baseball player) developed the disease and still managed to thank everybody for his great life he was given.
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-MartinCharcot, but it wasn't until 1939 that Lou Gehrig broughtworld-wide attention to the disease. After ending the career of oneof the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease isstill closely associated with his name.
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 .
The earliest sign of Lou Gehrig's disease is most often weakness in the arms or legs, at first usually more pronounced on one side than the other.
Two major forms of ALS are known: familial and sporadic. Familial Lou Gehrig's disease accounts for about 10% of all Lou Gehrig's disease cases.
As of early 2002, only one drug had been approved for treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease. Riluzole (Rilutek) appears to provide on average a three-month increase in life expectancy
Results of recent research have implicated toxic molecular fragments known as free radicals. Some evidence suggests that a cascade of events leads to excess free radical production inside motor neurons
Lou Gehrig's disease is characterized by a wasting of the muscles that, in turn, produces weakness. The bulbar, or facial/mouth muscles can initially become involved, which may lead to slurring of speech and drooling
Yes! Lou Gehrig died of ALS. After his death they named the disease after him. Well sort of. Its a famous nick name for it you could say.
is the lou gehigs disease communicable ornoncommunicable
Most persons with ALS die from complications of respiratory failure within five years of developing symptoms. About one out of 10 persons with ALS live a decade or longer with the disease
It's highly unlikely. Lou Gehrig's diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, 1939 and it has not been disputed ever since.
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
its called, drawing on a note book and showing them it, using a voice device, or hand language
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.
Lou Gehrig's disease is a progressive neurological disease. It isalso known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The cause of LouGehrig's disease is not known, as of July 2014.
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.
The cause of ALS is unknown.
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. We hope he finds a cure...
The muscles are affected because they stop working and get weaker.But that is not the cause of the illness. It is caused by adegeneration of the nerves that move the body, called motorneurons. When they lose their ability to tell the muscles tocontract, the person becomes progressively less able to...
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.
In the year 1824 a scientist named Charles Bell published a paper discussing this previously unknown disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In 1939, baseball player Lou Gehrig contracted this disease. Since he was so well known at the time, the disease was nicknamed the Lou Gehrig Disease.
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.
It would depend on the patient, but from my family experience 2-4 years after diagnosis.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig'sdisease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that weakens andeventually destroys motor neurons (components of the nervous systemthat connect the brain with the skeletal muscles). Skeletal muscles are involved with voluntary movements,...
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.
Lou Gehrig's Disease is also known as Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis, or ALS. It causes full body paralysis. The vast majorityof cases are not hereditary, while only 5 to 10 percent arehereditary.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
"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...
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"