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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is not contagious. It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. A chronic disorder, it causes a loss of control of voluntary muscles. The nerves controlling speech, swallowing, and limb m[read article]

Tests for Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve ce...  More
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A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test determines how quickly electrical signals move through a particular peripheral nerve. It is also sometimes known as a nerve c...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A protein urine test is used to measure the amount of protein in urine. Normally, healthy individuals do not have protein in their urine. However, when the kidneys ...  More
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the liquid that cushions and protects your brain and spinal cord. The CSF protein test is used to determine if there is too much protei...  More
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Ganglioside GM1 Antibody Assay Test
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Immunoelectrophoresis
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Medical Procedures for Lou Gehrig's Disease

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Rehabilitation Therapy
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Assisted Breathing
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Use of Leg Braces
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Occupational Therapy
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Hearing and speech impairment are conditions that can affect both children and adults. Hearing impairment may also be called deafness or hard of hearing . Problems ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Lou Gehrig's Disease

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A feeding tube is a tube that is inserted into your stomach through your abdomen. It is used to supply nutrition when you have trouble eating. It is also called per...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Lou Gehrig's Disease

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RILUZOLE (RIL yoo zole) slows down the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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BACLOFEN (BAK loe fen) helps relieve spasms and cramping of muscles. It may be used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.  More
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TRIHEXYPHENIDYL (trye hex ee FEN i dil) is for Parkinsonism or for movement problems caused by certain drugs.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Lou Gehrig's Disease What's this?

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Policosanol is a mixture of very long chain alcohols that is purified from sugar cane wax. Approximately 67% of policosanol is octacosanol. Although some research h...  More
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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