ALS: Bringing Awareness To This Neurodegenerative Disease

Background Information on ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a debilitating disease that can often be difficult to diagnose. ALS can mimic, or appear to be, many of debilitating diseases, and all of these must be ruled out before this diagnosis is handed out. Many of the diseases that could present like…
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ALS – Finding Hope

This past week the Fargo-Moorhead community lost an angel to a disease that continually seems to rip away our hope and block any light at the end of the tunnel. This one, like many diseases does not discriminate against who it takes. ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is considered a debilitating and imprisoning disease with no…
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How Does ALS Progress?

To understand ALS, one needs to understand how the motor neurons in the brain are divided. The brain has different types of neurons, sensory (for example, detecting touch), and motor neurons (responsible for causing muscle contractions). The motor neurons are the one’s effected by ALS, there are two regions that we will be focusing on,…
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Potential Key Players In ALS Disease: Better Targets For The Future Treatments

Lou Gehrig’s disease is also called ALS. It is a motor neuron disease that impairs the physical activities in the life of the patients with ALS.   ALS begins with muscles weakness, stiffness, softness, tightness, or spastic. The patients with ALS feels fatigue, poor balance, slurred words, weak grip, or tripping. These symptoms may be…
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Steady Support In The Face Of Deterioration: Supporting Those With ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Many neurodegenerative diseases are a devastating diagnosis for patients and ALS is no exception. ALS is a motor neuron disease in which the upper and lower motor neurons die. ALS is fatal usually due to respiratory failure within a few years of diagnosis, but some cases can progress less quickly. With…
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