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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Aisha Fain
St. Mary’s University

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and degenerative neurological disorder that affects the cells in both the brain and the spinal chord and has affected nearly twelve to twenty thousand people, according to Moglia and Margolis (2017). This disease may have a great affect on the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, as well as the respiratory system. Initially, there is no actual known cause to this disease; however, researchers may have an idea of what may play a possible role including genes. In addition, there are a number of symptoms that may also be experienced in patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease including “slurred speech, weakening grip, clumsiness/unsteadiness, and weakened limbs,” (Moglia &
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