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Can I get disability with Lou Gehrig's Disease?

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When did ALS become known as Lou Gehrig's disease?

ALS was first described as a disease sometime in the 1920's, as I recall. It was one of the most obscure of all really obscure diseases - many doctors were not even familiar w

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

How long do people live after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease?

After diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's or motor neuron disease) life expectancy is generally 2-3 years. The disease has no cure and progression of the disease is usually quick.

What is Lou Gehrig's disease?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's  disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease that weakens and  eventually destroys motor neurons (component

What are the characteristics of Lou Gehrig's disease?

Lou Gehrig's disease is characterized by a wasting of the muscles that, in turn, produces weakness. The bulbar, or facial/mouth muscles can initially become involved, which ma

Why did they name Lou Gehrig's disease after him?

They named it The Lou Gehrig Disease cause he was the first one to get it. That isn't true. Lou Gehrig wasn't the first one to get this disease. The disease real name is Amy