Lou Gehrings Disease

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Lou Gehrings Disease

One possible career that someone that wants to learn about genetic mutations is Bio-informatics which is arguably the most useful field. It is intermediate research that looks at all the information in DNA research and finds out what is useful and how to make it more useful. Another one is A Genetic counsellor is one possible career path. You would mainly do risk assessments on individuals or their offspring determining what their risk is for a particular genetic disease.

"The support for parents are ALS association certified centers that provides help one of the major purposes of The ALS Association is to help ALS patients and their families live as full and normal a life as possible. They believe that the ALS patients and families using information on this website as a guide will be better able to cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with ALS" (ALS association)

Lou Gehrigs Disease

While we do not yet have a cure for ALS, there is treatment. First, there is medicine, Rilutek, which slows the disease progression by decreasing glutamate levels. In addition there are many ongoing Clinical Trials that use agents that target possible causes of the disease. Furthermore, advances in the aggressive treatment of respiratory complications of ALS with noninvasive ventilation and respiratory management as well as aggressive nutritional intervention have provided significant improvements in the morbidity and mortality.

The tests are blood Tests, Spinal taps, x-rays, MRI, muscle or nerve biopsy, myelogram of cervical spine, and blood and urine studies.

It means amyotrophic lateral sclerosis witch is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function“ALS is a somewhat diverse and decidedly mystifying disease. In more than nine out of every 10 cases diagnosed, no clear identifying cause of the disease is apparent, that is, patients lack an obvious genetic history, complete with affected family members. Also, nothing about the way patients live their lives gives scientists and clinicians clues as to what causes ALS. Nothing in patients’ diet, where they’ve lived, how they’ve lived or what they’ve done with their lives can easily explain why they’ve developed this late onset, fully developed and progressive disease" (ALS Association)






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