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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease)


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, impairing the ability to control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is characterized by muscle weakness, twitching, and stiffness. As the disease progresses, it can lead to difficulty with speaking, swallowing, and breathing.