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Lou Gehrig's Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS)

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Our neurologists are skilled in the latest treatments for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by muscle weakness and decreased mobility. Our focus is on slowing the progression of your symptoms, preventing unnecessary complications and making you more comfortable and independent.

Lou Gehrig's Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS)

We may recommend the drug Rilutek, which may slow the disease. We also may prescribe drugs to relieve other symptoms, including muscle cramps and spasms, excessive salivation and phlegm, fatigue and depression. We may suggest physical therapy to strengthen your muscles and provide special equipment to keep you mobile. Our team will offer emotional support through each stage of your disease.