Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also called Charcot’s Disease after its discoverer, and Lou Gehrig’s Disease after its most famous victim, is a neurodegenerative disease with only a slight genetic component. It is associated with Chromosome 2. ALS has no known cure, but is progressive in weakening the musculature, including that for swallowing and for breathing, and is eventually fatal. Although various steps are taken to reduce difficulties for the patient, there is only one accepted medication for the treatment of ALS—riluzole. There is reason for hope in the form of gene therapy. Keep up-to-date with articles and tips by your Bright Hub contributors.
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