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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot in 1869 discovered Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (The ALS Association, 2015). ALS is more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease after Lou Gehrig, a great American baseball player whose career unfortunately ended abruptly due to this incurable degenerative disease. ALS is the deterioration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that leads to muscle weakness. This significant decrease in muscle strength eventually becomes paralysis, and the majority of those with this awful disease die from respiratory failure. This is the most common neuromuscular disease and affects 12,000 people annually and about 4 out of every 100,000 people (National Institute of Neurological,…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Essay

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as, ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Breaking down the disease into Greek language “A” means no, “Myo” refers to one’s muscles, and “Trophic means no nourishment to the muscles. Lateral identifies the part of the person’s spinal cord where the nerve cells that report to and control muscles are located and Sclerosis means scarring. These translations give people a…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an idiopathic neurodegenerative disease that may result in death within two to three years of onset. It is a motor neuron disease that rapidly attacks and deteriorates the somatic neurons. Since it is idiopathic, science and medicine do not know much about it and have only been able to speculate at any sort of cause. Presently, there is no cure for ALS, and treatment options are severely limited. Also, there is no test for ALS, and it is only diagnosed when…

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  • Essay On Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Over the past decades, medical history has had a group of diseases and types of illnesses. Some of these diseases are easily treatable, while others are killers, but the worst are those that still have no treatment or cure, thus being the dangerous amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s, is a rapidly progressive disease attacking the nerve cells. ALS is a chronic disease affecting the nervous system. This disease kills and cripples because…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Case Study

    Physical Therapist Interventions for a Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Jonathan De Castro Concorde Career College Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is an analysis that no patients want to obtain. ALS is a gradual neurodegenerative disorder that results in damage of brain stem and spinal motor neurons and gives growth to painless weakness and muscle atrophy with few or no sensory symptoms. “Amyotrophic” stands for muscle atrophy, and “lateral…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Case Study

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The disease that killed the Iron Horse Diseases do not discriminate between socioeconomic status, race or activity level and has little mercy. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is such a disease. Nicknamed the “Iron Horse”, famed first baseman for the New York Yankees Lou Gehrig, was one of the first individuals to bring ALS into the forefront of the general populations mind’s, after dying from the disease after being…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig Disease

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease is a nervous system disease that attacks the neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis was found in 1869 by Jean-Martin Charcot a French neurologist. It was not until 1939 when Lou Gehrig announced that he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which ended his baseball career at the age of 36 that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis made national attention. “It is estimated that about 30,000 patients in this country…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Lou Gehrig's Disease

    Paige Slopey Dr. Laurie Ward English II 4 November 2014 A Perspective of ALS A Perspective of ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a muscular disease that affects the upper and lower motor neurons. When the motor neurons die the ability to control muscle movements is no longer there. Before the age of 65, slightly more men than women develop ALS. This gender difference disappears after age 70. ALS is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig 's disease; Lou Gehrig…

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Paper

    ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a degenerative disease that affects the neurons responsible for voluntary muscle control. Motor neurons are responsible for movement and to cause movement need to receive electrochemical messages from the brain and spinal cord(the central nervous system). When the brain sends a message to the rest of your body telling it how to move, the message first starts in the brain. These neurons in the brain, called upper neurons, then send the message to the spinal…

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  • The Ice Bucket Problem

    this disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known the Lou Gehrig’s disease. Are you up to The Ice Bucket Challenge? Maybe you know someone who accepted this challenge or someone who has donated for this cause? Maybe you don’t really know the purpose of the Ice Bucket Challenge starts as a game people nominate their own friends or relatives for the purpose to donate money to the ALS Association. You dumped a bucket of ice water on you and you dare other to also follow the challenge. If…

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