Noncommunicable diseases

by: Nolan Schmidt

Lou Gehrig's disease ALS

ALS is a disease that affects your nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS eventually leads to there death.

The causes of ALS

it is said that you get ALS by Gene mutation, Chemical imbalance or Disorganized immune response.
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The treatments for ALS

Although no treatment slows or halts the progression there are drugs to make living with this disease easier.

people who mostly get ALS

people in the ages between 40-70. with a average age of 55 of the time of diagnosis.

how ALS works

when the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control the muscle movement is lost. And in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

Some symtoms of ALS

The hands and feet may be effected first. Causing difficult in lifting, walking and or using your hands for daily things. As it spreads through the body. You will eventually loose speech, swallowing, chewing and breathing. when the breathing is affected the patient will need permanent ventilator support in order to survive. Since ALS only attacks the motor neurons, the sense of sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell are not affected. for many people the muscles of the eyes and bladder are generally not affected.
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Facts about ALS

1. about 5,600 people in the US are diagnosed with ALS.

2. the average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from time of diagnosis.

what i have learned about this topic.

i have learned what als is and i have learned what it dose to the body. i have also learned what a non-communicbale disease is.