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Lou Gehrig's disease

Introduction: Lou Gehrig's disease

Description of Lou Gehrig's disease

Lou Gehrig's disease (medical condition): A motor neuron disease involving progressive degeneration and eventual...more »

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:
  »Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Lou Gehrig's disease: A degenerative motor neuron disease marked by weakness and wasting of the muscles which starts at the hands and legs and spreads to the rest of the body. Death occurs in 2 to 5 years. Also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or wasting palsy.

Lou Gehrig's disease: Related Topics

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Lou Gehrig's disease: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Lou Gehrig's disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Lou Gehrig's disease, or a subtype of Lou Gehrig's disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Lou Gehrig's disease as a Disease

Lou Gehrig's disease: Another name for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Lou Gehrig's disease: Related Diseases

Lou Gehrig's disease: Lou Gehrig's disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Some of the symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease incude:

Treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) include:

  • Riluzole
  • Supportive treatments
  • Riluzole is an approved drug that may minimize damage to the nerves
  • Experimental medications: KNS-760704, Tetracycline antibiotic minocycline, Insulin-like growth factor 1 and Methylcobalamin
  • Alternative approaches: hyponotherapy, psychotherapy, nutritional support

Treatment of Lou Gehrig's disease: For more treatment information about Lou Gehrig's disease, see treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)

Lou Gehrig's disease: Article Excerpts about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neuron cells in the spinal cord...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Lou Gehrig's disease: Related Disease Topics

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Source - NIH

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