Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system in which the nerve cells break and die little by little, causing a disability.
This disease is also known by the name of ALS, (in English, ALS) or as Lou Gehrig.
WHAT IS AMYOTROPHIC SCLEROSIS?
The cause of this disease is still unknown, but a person with ALS may have …
- Muscle spasms
- Strong cramps
- Body weakness
- Difficulty speaking, walking, eating…
- Little muscle control
- Clumsiness in movements
- Difficulty with a firm head
This disease occurs initially in the hands or feet and spreads throughout the body until everything is weakened. There is no cure, this disease is fatal.
CAUSE OF SCLEROSIS
Although there is still no cause, research shows this:
- Genetic heritage.
- Imbalance in the chemical levels of the brain.
- Be between 40 and 60 years old.
- Living in a place with a lot of lead exposure.
- Having suffered a traumatic injury.
- As a sequel to a viral infection.
AS ELA PROGRESSES, THESE PROBLEMS MAY ARISE, DIFFICULTY FOR …
So much so that you may need a respirator or a tracheostomy (a hole in the neck to wear a respirator all the time).
You can completely miss the sentences.
Anemia or dehydration can occur since the diet is not adequate.
ALS impairs nerve neurons, long, medium, and short-term memories are affected.
WHO WAS LOU GEHRIG?
A professional baseball player who played for the New York Yankees nicknamed him “the iron horse,” he died at 38 years of age from ALS.
DO YOU REMEMBER STEPHEN HAWKING?
Stephen Hawing was an English physicist and scientific popularizer who was diagnosed with ALS at age 21. His body was paralyzed and communicated through a voice generator, he died at the age of 76 on March 14, 2018.
This disease takes between 3 and 5 years to deteriorate the state of health of a person. ALS atrophies all muscles, leaving the person suffering from it without mobility.
Do you know someone with sclerosis?