Lou Gehrig's Disease (A L S)
Biology Research Project
Lou Gehrig's Disease, A progressive neurodegenrative disease that effects nerve cells in the brain/ spinal chord. The body gained weakness in muscles. Their bodes eventually become paralyzed. Mainly effects arms and legs.
Symptoms And Body Parts
The main body parts is their Arms, Legs.
Symptoms - muscles quiver and weakness in them. Also common symptoms termer, lack of restraint, drooling, paralysis, cramping, apathy, fatigue, unintentional weight loss, difficulty swallowing
Causes of (A L S)
Age Group, Location, And Is The Disease Common
Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. Some cases of the disease do occur in persons in their 20 and 30. Generally though, ALS occurs in greater percentages as men and women grow older.
ALS it is known that military veterans, particularly those deployed during the Gulf War, are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS. ALS is more likely to be impact on them because of their environmental and/or lifestyle factors. People are unclear of why it has an effect on them.
Genes That Cause ALS
Physical therapy can improve circulation and help prolong muscle use in the early stages of ALS. In addition, various medications may be prescribed as the disease progresses to help with symptoms.
Lou Gehrig's Disease Diagnosed
- Blood Work
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Examination
- Genetic Test
Mainly Doctor's can tell when there patient has this disease. Because they can tell by the way they are acting and the symptoms.