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What is Lou Gehrig's disease?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig'sdisease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that weakens andeventually destroys motor neurons (components of t

How many people have Lou Gehrig's Disease?

Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS eachyear. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it isestimated that as many as 30,000 Americans may

Is Lou Gehrig's Disease Inherited?

"Familial", ALS suggests the disease is inherited, although no heredity pattern exists in the majority of ALS cases. About 5 to 10 percent of all ALS patients appear to have a

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How did Lou Gehrig get Lou Gehrig's disease?

The reason why Lou Gehrig got amyotrophic lateral sclerosis isundetermined. There is a theory out there that it was caused byconcussion-related trauma (he played before battin

What are the symptoms for Lou Gehrig's disease?

It affects the motor neurons. This means that the muscles do notwork and more and more muscles are affected.

Another name for Lou Gehrig's disease?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Why is ALS called Lou Gehrig's Disease?

Because Lou Gehrig (Yankee's baseball player) developed the disease and still managed to thank everybody for his great life he was given.