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Where in the world does Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis occur?

I think it can occur anywhere, but Im not sure.

ya it can happen anywhere  (+ info)

What causes the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

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Is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -loss of motor control in hands and arms permanent or temporary?

I wanted to know because we were studying it in biology.

ALS is a degenerative disease and once you lose motor control in hands and arms it is permanent as the disease slowly robs its victim of motor control yet never robbing them of their brain and its senses.  (+ info)

How does Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) impact homeostasis in the body?

This is for a school assignment, I have read some mixed information and I am wondering if anyone knows (or can find) anything to share with me.
Thanks! =)

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What are the origins of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Scroll down to causes here: http://www.answers.com/topic/motor-neurone-disease  (+ info)

Does ALS in tuesdays with morrie stand for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

Yes, it is also more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease  (+ info)

Is there any commonology with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi?

They may seem similar, but in ALS there is no primary demyelination, as it is in multiple sclerosis. The sclerosis of ALS involves only the lateral columns, or corticospinal tracts and is a secondary phenomenon.
ALS is loss of motor nerve cells in the anterior horns of the spinal cord and in the motor nuclei of the brain stem. This results in secondary atrophy of the corresponding muscles.
There is no evidence of inflammation, either as a primary or a secondary phenomenon. "Lateral sclerosis" refers to corticospinal tract degeneration.
In fact, myelin loss occurs in the corticospinal tract, but this is thought to be secondary to the neuronal and axonal loss.  (+ info)

Why is a person with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) paralyzed?

What happens? Thanks!

Because ALS can attack the brain and spinal cord systemy deal. It basically causes a person to lose functional control of their body. Some patients lose their physical body, while others have control of their body but lost their brain. Does that make sense?  (+ info)

Can ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) cause paralysis in the legs only?

Thanks in advance

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Is there any connection between Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

ALS is one of the Muscular Dystrophy diseases.

Typically life expectancy with ALS is less than 5 years from date of diagnosis. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure.  (+ info)

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