Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Lou Gehrig's Disease

Current Events or Research FrontiersUniversities such as Colombia University and HudsonAlpha Institute are still researching more about ALS. Clinics like the Cleveland clinic offer private care for patients. To raise awareness, during the summer of 2014 the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was created.

PrognosisCommunicating is down to blinking and breathing is often helped by a mechanical ventilator. Eventually ALS will lead to death because of many things like respiratory failure, heart failure and more.

Overview of SystemLou Gehrig's disease affects the nervous system. Speciafically the peripheral nervous system.

Treatments-most options are to help the patients feel independent -use medications to relieve the symptoms(Riluzole: slow growth of ALS)-tube feedings for stable nourishments

Symptoms and DiagnosisSymptoms:-hand, arm, leg weakness-difficulty speaking and swallowing -Muscle Spasms -Laughing and crying outbursts When symptoms are intensified the diagnosis is ALS

What is ALS?When motor neurons get damanged, transmission between the nerves and brain gets blocked. This causes the muscles strength to reduce.

Lou Gehrig's Disease(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)By:NoelleOlivar

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Bibliography -Abramovitz, Melissa. "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Detroit: Lecent books, 2006. Print. -Williams, S. Linda, Paula D. "Understanding Surgical Nursing". Philadelphia: F.A Davis Company, 2011. Print. -Unwire Text. Feb 5, 2015 -Global Data. Feb 19, 2015


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